With anti-trans legislation like Nebraska's LB 574 being introduced and signed into law across the United States, it is crucial that employers understand their role in supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace. The Human Rights Campaign outlines the best ways to do so here:
Beyond the lack of nondiscrimination protections, LGBTQ+ people face many other obstacles in the workplace. A study from the Human Rights Campaign found that LGBTQ+ Americans make about 90 cents for every dollar that the average worker makes. This disparity is even bigger for transgender individuals and people of color within the community. Read more about this issues and what you can do here:
This article from Harvard Business Review breaks down three of the key ways in which LGBTQ+ inclusive companies outperform others, from internal company culture to market reach and success.
June may be coming to an end, but pride can and should be celebrated throughout the year. Here are some simple ways to make your business more inclusive to LGBTQ+ workers and show your support year-round:
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a web designer seeking an unusual First Amendment exemption to nondiscrimination protections. While the case allows a limited First Amendment exemption from laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against potential customers, the unusual nature of this case suggests the ruling has no application to the overwhelming majority of businesses providing goods and services.
In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will release their ruling on 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case that could have a significant impact on anti-discrimination laws across the country, including protections for LGBTQ+ Americans.
On the third anniversary of the landmark Bostock v. Clayton City Supreme Court decision, we take a look back to the decision and what it means for LGBT workers across America and in Nebraska.
This June, there are lots of ways to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate the achievements, uniqueness, and beauty of LGBTQ+ individuals. Here is a list of Pride Month events happening here in Nebraska.
My name is Hannah, and I've been the Nebraska Competes Intern for the last five months. My internship is wrapping up, and I wanted to leave a reflection on my time here and the work I've been doing.
We are so excited to announce that we have officially surpassed 100 members! We'd like to acknowledge our new members and thank our entire coalition for their continued support.