Friday, 01 July 2016 21:16

IBM Published A Blog To Show Companies How They Can Support Their LGBTQ Employees

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IBM's diversity chief Lindsay-Rae McIntyre issued a blog that lists what IBM does for its LGBTQ workers in the US and worldwide.

IBM joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act launched in March by Human Rights Campaign to support federal anti-discrimination legislation.

In the blog, you can read: "LGBT Pride Month is an opportunity for all of us to pause and consider that while progress has been made to afford equal rights to all, we still have much more work to do. That includes standing up against discriminatory legislation that has emerged in certain U.S. states and leading productive discussions in the aftermath of the tragedy in Orlando.

"Inclusion has always been part of our corporate culture and is in alignment with our deeply-held values as IBMers. Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. IBM will continue to be a leading voice in the push for diversity and inclusion in our communities.

"IBM joined American Express, Google and 11 other global companies in September 2015 to launch the first business-led coalition that supports LGBT inclusion around the world. And we are one of 60 leading businesses that have signed-on to the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. The Act would provide, under federal law, all Americans with clear, permanent and equal protection in employment, access to public spaces, housing, credit, education, jury service, and federally funded programs."

The full blog can be found here: http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-ibm-supports-lgbt-employees-2016-6?r=US&IR=T