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Ernst & Young LLP—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion at Ernst & Young: bEYond

In 2003, Ernst &Young LLP officially created the bEYond network to provide structured support and network opportunities for LGBT employees and their allies. The initiative actively engages allies (non-LGBT advocates for LGBT inclusion or LGBT employees who have not yet self-identified as LGBT at work) and creates a ;“safe space” where employees can feel comfortable bringing all of their identities, including LGBT identities, to work. The support of E&Y senior leaders, and in particular, those who identify as LGBT, has been vital to the success of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion at Ernst & Young: bEYond.

Excerpts from this practice were published in 2009 in Supporting LGBT Inclusion: A How-To Guide for Organizations and Individuals and in 2007 in Making Change: LGBT Inclusion—Implementing Policies, Programs, and Practices.