When Michele Bettencourt stepped down as chief executive of a billion-dollar cyber-security firm, to begin her transition from male to female, she thought her career was over. Two years later, Bettencourt is not only living as a transgender woman, but she was also named chairwoman of the board of directors for an up-and-coming tech company.
Struggling to find funding, technology entrepreneur, Bobbie Racette, was told by one investor to downplay her sexuality. “You don’t need to tell us that you’re LGBT,” she was told. “We can just leave that out of your pitch deck.”
From discriminatory adoption laws to denial of transgender healthcare, a rising number of US corporate giants are joining forces to protest about a slew of anti-LGBT+ state legislation. American Airlines, hotel giant, Marriott International, and footwear maker, Nike, were among 36 firms that spoke out this week, against a law allowing adoption agencies to turn […]
(Reuters) – A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc vice president has renewed his lawsuit, accusing the Wall Street bank of firing him after he complained about being discriminated against because he was gay. William Littleton filed his complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, consolidating New York and federal civil rights claims he had previously […]
The number of Mexican companies with LGBT+ friendly work policies nearly doubled in the past year, a leading rights group reported on Thursday, showing the influence of U.S. corporations on local business partners to support gay and trans workers. The number grew to 120 from 69 the previous year, according to the annual Equidad MX […]
(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) said on Friday it has launched an internal campaign to promote awareness about pronouns and how employees self-identify. In a blog post, Goldman listed “tips for being an inclusive ally”, and advised that employees should not assume a colleague’s pronoun or pronouns based on gender.
The head of Brazil’s first bank for gay and trans people said on Thursday that he aimed to tap into an overlooked market, combat prejudice, and support social issues that matter to LGBT+ people. Marcio Orlandi Jr., chief executive of Pride Bank, which launched in beta testing mode this week, said other banks were failing […]
Head of Communications at the Irish National Teachers’ Union, David Geary, is now included in the global list of thirty LGBT+ public sector leaders. The ranking is compiled by OUTstanding, a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies, in collaboration with Yahoo Finance, and aims to recognise the actions of thirty leading executives […]
UNICORNS IN TECH, the global LGBT+ Tech Community, has launched the world’s first tech app for LGBTQ people, as well as straight allies. It is a meeting place for LGBT+ tech talents who are interested in current technologies such as AI, Machine Learning or Big Data. The UNICORNS IN TECH community has so far […]
ILGA-Europe are looking for a Communications and Media Officer to work with the staff team in Brussels. Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 19 August 2019 (17:00 CET) Please note that only completed application forms are accepted. The Communications and Media Officer will be responsible for ensuring a high profile for the organisation and current issues for LGBTI people with […]