Tag Archive | Diversity

US: Gay former Goldman exec Chavez on diversity on Wall Street

US: Gay former Goldman exec Chavez on diversity on Wall Street

(Reuters) – Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive, Marty Chavez, said on Tuesday [that] Wall Street’s position on diversity has evolved since he started at the mega-bank, in the 1990s. Chavez, who is Latino and openly gay, said he hesitated when he was first offered a position on Wall Street, fearing Goldman Sachs might see […]

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

(Reuters) – The body that hands out the Academy Awards on Tuesday published detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet, in order for their work to be eligible for a best picture Oscar, starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has been criticised for honouring few […]

Diversity-themed games can change player behaviour, says study

Diversity-themed games can change player behaviour, says study

(Reuters) – Holding professional sports games with diversity themes, such as LGBT rights, can help change the discriminatory behaviour of athletes, according to an academic study released by an Australian university on Thursday. Themed matches and rounds of matches in sports leagues around issues such as racism, sexism, and homophobia, have become increasingly popular in […]

Japan: More diversity in parliament

Japan: More diversity in parliament

(Reuters) – Japan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker, all of whom were elected last month. Newly crowned Emperor Naruhito read from a scroll in a ceremony attended by members of both houses.

JK Rowling’s gay reveal fails to impress some fans

JK Rowling’s gay reveal fails to impress some fans

JK Rowling’s revelation that two Harry Potter characters were in a gay relationship has sparked an angry backlash, with some fans accusing her of changing her books to keep up with social trends. In 2007, Rowling outed Albus Dumbledore, the head of Hogwarts school in the best-selling books, saying he had fallen in love with […]

Turkey criticised for boycott of Eurovision over LGBT performers

Turkey criticised for boycott of Eurovision over LGBT performers

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers, such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, was criticised on Thursday as an attempt to “erase the LGBT community” in the country. Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) head, Ibrahim Eren, said Turkey was unlikely to take part again next year because […]

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

Today the largest youth organisation in Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, launches their ‘#Equality17’ Campaign at the start of Youth Work Ireland Week 2017. A new survey released to launch the campaign shows how 14 – 24 years olds in Ireland think about equality compared to their parents. The findings show that the young people of […]

US: Accenture to Receive Corporate Equality Award at 2016 HRC Greater NY Gala

US: Accenture to Receive Corporate Equality Award at 2016 HRC Greater NY Gala

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that Accenture will receive the HRC Corporate Equality Award at the 2016 Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The award recognizes Accenture’s commitment to equality for the LGBT community. […]

Irish Business Leaders Shortlisted For Inaugural LGBT Workplace Equality Index Leadership Awards 2015

Irish Business Leaders Shortlisted For Inaugural LGBT Workplace Equality Index Leadership Awards 2015

Today, Wednesday September 2nd, business leaders from leading employers in Ireland are shortlisted for the inaugural Workplace Equality Index Leadership Awards 2015. “The Workplace Equality Index is the first time that Irish businesses are being assessed on how well they are ensuring that their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans employees are equal in the workplace. […]

Hundreds of International Delegates to Attend Festival on Diversity in STEM

Hundreds of International Delegates to Attend Festival on Diversity in STEM

– Lack of inclusion in STEM sectors must be addressed, says festival organiser – Over a thousand delegates from Ireland and further afield will attend a three-day festival in Dublin this week to celebrate diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  Inspirefest 2015 will take place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this Thursday […]