LGBTQI

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—not to be confused with sexual activity or behavior—are personal characteristics that everyone has. Including LGBTQI employees is a vital component of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy. Successfully recruiting, retaining, developing, and advancing LGBTQI employees helps organizations compete effectively for talent, minimize attrition costs, and better access LGBTQI consumer markets.

The LGBTQI community is extremely complex, and it can be difficult to understand its nuances. To gain a better understanding of it, download the non-exhaustive, but thorough LGBTQI Terminology document put together by the LGBT Campus Resource Center at UCLA or check out Catalyst's own Glossary of Terms. To find out how to be an ally to LGBTQI colleagues and for a listing of Catalyst LGBTQI-related resouces, download our flyer

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  • Catalyzing
    Millennial Voices: Want to Be a Male Ally? Stand Up to Harassment

    The worst was the vandalism-by-condiment: a pool of congealed salad dressing that had just escaped the to-go container next to it. It sat on my windshield in a sad, inert clump. The bit that had managed a slow exit was barely enough to add flavor to a side salad, let alone my whole car.

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    August 10, 2015 by Tyler Mendelsohn

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    Ten Awesome LGBT Activist Heroes You Need to Celebrate This Pride Month

    Happy Pride, everyone! Every June, we remember the 1969 Stonewall Riots where LGBT activists fought back against police harassment. LGBT people are still not fully equal under the law, but these 10 amazing individuals took great strides to get them a little bit closer.

    1) Audre Lorde. The woman...

    June 25, 2015 by Cheryl Yanek

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    My Parents Saved My Life

    Being one’s authentic and beautiful self can often be a difficult and challenging journey. The story of guest blogger, John LaVeck is, unfortunately, not an uncommon one, but one Catalyst is privileged to share—particularly during LGBT Pride month.

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    I went to a private, all-boy’s high...

    June 11, 2015 by John LaVeck

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    Five Things LGBT People Have Now That They Didn’t When Pride Month Was First Celebrated

    Former President Bill Clinton declared June Gay & Lesbian Pride Month in 2000. Pride Month has since evolved to include the celebration of bisexual and transgender people as well. This June we’re celebrating big wins for the LGBT community—and taking a look at what a difference 15 years makes!...

    June 9, 2015 by Raina Lipsitz

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    Ask Deborah: What Have You Learned From the Fight for LGBT Rights?

    Our President & Chief Executive Officer Deborah Gillis is the fourth President in Catalyst’s 52-year history. In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we are using June’s column to share Deborah’s personal experience with LGBT advocacy and her advice on how to be an ally in this critical area.

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    June 1, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Webinar: Why Equal Marriage Matters for Businesses

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    As arguments for and against equal marriage are heard at the U.S. Supreme Court, among the voices in favour of striking down same-sex marriage bans, and allowing same-sex couples to marry across all 50 states, will be 379 of America’s most well-known businesses. Their goal...

    Date & Time:
    23 June 2015
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    Catalyst Member Roundtable: Calgary

    This intimate and interactive roundtable is designed for member contacts from Catalyst member organizations in Calgary.

    Catalyst member roundtables aim to:

    Join Erin Leonty, Regional Director for Catalyst in Western Canada, along with your fellow Catalyst members, for an interactive discussion...

    Date & Time:
    29 May 2015
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. MT
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
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    Engaging Allies for LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace: Calgary

    Creating and maintaining LGBT-inclusive workplaces takes concerted effort and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. However, research shows that many lack the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to foster LGBT inclusion at work. While protecting employees from...

    Date & Time:
    29 May 2015
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MT
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
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    The Conference Board 11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    Women now head some of the largest corporations in the US, yet women still lag men in advancement, compensation, and leadership. Indeed, the numbers and percentage of women at the highest corporate levels and board positions have remained constant. Women still face challenges in moving to senior...

    Date & Time:
    10-11 June 2015
    Location:
    The Westin New York at Times Square
    New York, NY
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    Australia Webinar: LGBTi Workplace Inclusion

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    Creating and maintaining LGBTi inclusive workplaces takes concerted efforts and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. This webinar focused on common barriers to advancement in the workplace and demonstrates ways in which Catalyst’s research and tools...

    Date & Time:
    17 June 2015