Out & Equal announces finalists for its prestigious workplace awards

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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is proud to announce the finalists for its prestigious annual workplace awards—known as “The Outies”— to be presented at the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in October. These awards recognize the most significant achievements in LGBT workplace equality and are given in five different categories, with two recognizing individuals and three recognizing organizations. The Trailblazer Award recognizes an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality by helping improve their own workplace or contributing to equality nationally. Finalists for the Trailblazer Award are: Richard Clark, managing director-investor relations at Accenture Mike Craig, information management champion at Chevron Rick Moran, vice president at Cisco Systems Tina Seitz, die/fixture planning, scheduling and allocations atGeneral Motors Howard Solomon, regional software alliances manager atSun…
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San Francisco’s GLBT History

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[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignleft" width="246" caption="GLBT Historical Society"][/caption] Passionate Struggle: Dynamics of San Francisco's GLBT History is open to the public!  From disco diva Sylvester's sequined pantsuit to the sewing machine Gilbert Baker used to create the first rainbow flag to the doorman's hat from Finocchio's, Passionate Struggle mixes the iconic with the unexpected to present one hundred years of San Francisco's GLBT history in all its diversity. Focused through four lenses--Places, Politics, Pleasures, and People--this extraordinary show explores the dynamic tensions between passion and struggle that created San Francisco's very queer 20th century. Castro Exhibit Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Admission is $3. (No charge for current members of the LGBT Historical Society) Flickr photostream of event opening
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Stop hiding who you are!

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I know a lot of folks who have split personalities. There is the professional and the personal. “I can’t come out at work; it would cost me my job.” I can’t imagine living a dual life. Are you still playing with pronouns? Can your partner call the office? I guess domestic partner benefits are out of the question. OK, Sybil – enough is enough!! As we fight for equal rights, we have to be brave enough to swing open the corporate closet. Our employers need to put a face on a gay employee. They need to know that we are not any different than anyone else on staff. We have families, we worry about healthcare, and we want to advance in our careers. Resolve to make 2009 the year all…
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Gay GLBT Employee Groups

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Employee resource groups comprised of LGBT employees and their allies promoting diversity in the workplace. Gay GLBT Employee Groups BGLAD: BGLAD's mission is to support the recruitment and retention of talented GLBT colleagues at Bain and at the Bridgespan Group, our sister nonprofit consulting firm. Accordingly, BGLAD provides: BEAGLES-Boeing - Boeing Employees Association of Gays, Lesbians, and Friends (BEAGLES) BEAGLES has been connecting people inside and outside of The Boeing Company through a variety of events like their brown bag lunches and June Heritage Month Celebrations. By sharing resources and enlisting the help of the other affinity groups and diversity councils within the company, it is clear that they are creating cultural change, opening minds, and securing a bright future for all of Boeing's LGBT employees. Federal Globe - Gay,…
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