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October 03rd, 2018

Support LGBTQ employees through the Human Rights Campaign’s Buyers Guide

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by:Yair Oded

As consumers, we hold great power in shaping the culture and environment of businesses of all kinds. By choosing to support (or not) a business, we inevitably grant them our stamp of approval regarding the manner in which they conduct their business and treat their workers.

Particular groups, such as racial, sexual, and gender minorities, are particularly vulnerable to discrimination in employment and are often subject to poor treatment at the workplace. Seeing as there is no nation-wide law that protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination in the public or private sector, many of them still suffer from blunt discrimination in employment. In many states, business owners suffer no consequences for firing LGBTQ employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an LGBTQ advocacy organization, have put together a buyers guide which reports on the treatment afforded to LGBTQ workers by numerous businesses across the country. In a virtual and downloadable index, the HRC rate businesses according to how inclusive and respectful they are of their LGBTQ employees.

The guide is now available in an app (for both Android and Apple), so that buyers could access such information in real time as they shop.

Please consider consulting the app or index as you shop and express your solidarity with the LGBTQ community and its fight for equal and fair access to employment.

Image: Human Rights Campaign

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