Pride Now. Pride Forever.
Pride shouldn’t be just a month. It’s a movement. One that should keep going past the end of June. If true progress is going to be made, companies need to put Pride into practice all year, every year. That way, everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community who is in a job, or looking for one, can always feel welcomed.
We Need to Make Pride a Priority
The support for Pride continually grows from many companies and employers. Yet, LGBTQIA+ employees still face numerous challenges in the workplace:
- 50% are not out to their current supervisor.The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, September 2021, US
- 38% have experienced harassment at work because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, September 2021, US
- 9% were fired or not hired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in the past year.The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, September 2021, US
Why Some Employees are Cautious to Come Out
Being openly LGBTQIA+ in the workplace isn’t as easy as it should be. Learn why many in the community are cautious about coming out to their employers and coworkers.
Take Pride Every Day
As a leader in your organization, you can make it your company’s responsibility to build an inclusive environment for everyone, such as LGBTQIA+ employees. With the right tools and commitment, every company can make a difference in the workplace.
The ability to safely express one’s gender identity at work can be key for them to reach their full potential. Here’s how you can be a better ally to protect and encourage those who want to be their authentic self.
Just as you expect a coworker to call you by your name, it’s equally respectful to refer to colleagues by using their correct pronouns. Not sure? Start with these common gender-neutral pronouns.
Supporting Pride should go beyond adding rainbows on a company’s products and social media once a year. Learn how your organization can avoid “rainbow washing“ marketing and become an authentic ally.
Find Work That Takes Pride In You
Searching for a job that identifies with you? There are lots of opportunities that welcome and support employees from the LGBTQIA+ community. Indeed can help you find them. Explore helpful tips on how to connect with the right workplace for you.
We’re Here to Help
Whatever you need for your LGBTQIA+ job seeking journey, Indeed is here to support you along the way. Take a look at our Here to Help video series from our Inclusion Resource Group (IRG) to improve your search for better work.
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As a transgender man, Ryker Knapp, Senior Learning and Development Specialist at Indeed, shares his personal experience of coming out.
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