Sometimes you have to stop and appreciate the abundance. When I do this, I notice and am grateful for the moment I’ve landed in, in history and society, in business, as a professional, and as a person. I am an out LGBT business owner.
What does it really mean to bring your “whole self” to work? And, do you fear that if you do, it will put your financial security at risk (less opportunities, slower advancement, etc.)? Be honest with yourself… it may be 2013 and we’ve come a long way, but the undercurrents of what we think and choose to do (or not do) can still ripple in disempowering ways.
If you hear something repeatedly, and over a course of many years at some point, it becomes a very solid part of your belief system. You may call it brainwashing even though there was no mal intent. Now, compound the consistent message with a lack of discretionary spending and it all begins to appear very real.
The world's LGBT population is estimated to me more than 400 million people. This spending power works out at $3 trillion. In spite of this, financial services firms globally have been ponderous in focusing on this market.
While the decision on whether DOMA will be repealed is eagerly anticipated at the end of June, financial advisors are warning that being aware early of potential legal changes is key.
A country's wealth is a strong indicator of its level of LGBT-acceptance, research published on Tuesday shows. The Pew Research survey of populations in 39 countries highlights that people in developed economies worldwide were far more likely to believe that society should "accept homosexuality".
Only hours before she was due to be deported on June 18, Happy Rwehobuganzi, a lesbian from Uganda who has been seeking asylum from the United Kingdom for fear that she will be killed if deported back to her country of origin, was granted a reprieve in the form of an injunction.
Folk singer Jenny Owen Youngs came out during the weekend as well as announcing her engagement; on EveryoneisGay.com co-founder Kristin Russo’s blog, she referred to herself as “super gay.”
LGBT equality measures in the workplace have a positive effect on the bottom line for businesses, a new study by Williams Institute researchers at UCLA has found.