Out & Equal

We are dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – EIN 20681855  outandequal.org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. We partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates educates and empowers organizations, human resources professionals, employee resource groups, and individual employees through programs and services that result in equal policies, opportunities, practices, and benefits in the workplace inclusive of all of sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions, and characteristics. Our Vision: Workplace equality for all inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions, and characteristics.

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Out & Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
OutEqualLogo2016.jpg
Founded1996
FounderSelisse Berry
TypeNonprofit Advocacy Organization
FocusLGBTQ Workplace Discrimination
Location
  • [Oakland, California], United States
MethodTraining, Advocacy and Programs
Key people
Erin Uritus (CEO)
Websitewww.outandequal.org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (commonly known as "Out & Equal") is a United States lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality non-profit organization headquartered in Oakland, California.

Out & Equal describes its organizational vision as, "To achieve workplace equality for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or characteristics ." Out & Equal provides training and resources to LGBT employees and corporations alike through advocacy, training programs and events.[1]

Out & Equal achieved 501(c)(3) status in 2004.

Mission and vision

Out & Equal is "the global convener, thought leader, and catalyst actively working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging -- supporting LGBT+ employees and leaders who thrive in their careers and lives, and achieve greater impact on the world."[1]

Its vision is "Global workplaces where all people are equal, belong, and thrive."[citation needed]

History

Out & Equal's founder, Selisse Berry, was hired in December 1996 by the United Way of the Bay Area as director of the Building Bridges[2] training program.[3] The Building Bridges program developed partnerships with fellow LGBT organizations around the Bay Area. Berry ran the program and built coalitions as a single-person staff working out of the Pacific Center in Berkeley, California, and by September 1997 she moved into the United Way Bay Area (UWBA) offices in San Francisco.

Out & Equal at San Francisco Pride 2010
Out & Equal at San Francisco Pride 2010.

By 1998, three LGBT workplace organizations merged in an effort to effectively collaborate on their common mission of creating safe and affirming workplaces for LGBT individuals—called the Pride Collaborative. These organizations included Building Bridges, A Group of Groups (AGOG), and Progress.

In 1999 The Pride Collaborative merged with COLLEAGUES, a national organization that sponsored the annual Out & Equal Conference aimed at human resource professionals and LGBT employees, to form Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and the current organizational structure was born. That same year, Progress's Leadership Summit and COLLEAGUES' Out & Equal Conference combined resources to produce the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit, one of the keystone programs of the organization.

In January 2004, after years of being supported by the United Way of the Bay Area, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates became an independent 501 [c] 3 organization.[3] Until Dec 2019, Out & Equal was headquartered in the historic City Club building in San Francisco's Financial District, when it moved to Oakland. In 2015, Out & Equal opened a second office in Washington Dc, which it began to expand on its bi-coastal presence.

In 2018, Founder and CEO Selisse Berry was succeeded by Erin Uritus, who served as an Out & Equal Board member from 2005-2007. Erin Uritus presided over a comprehensive re-positioning of Out & Equal's strategic plan; new service delivery and sponsorship model; expansion and diversification of its major Summit event; launch of new services and programs like the digital Global Hub, Southern Forum; the expansion of global programs in India, China and Brazil; and the launch of a new organizational brand.

Programs

Workplace Summit

Out & Equal annually holds a training and networking event called the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in rotating locations around the United States. The Workplace Summit hosts thousands of LGBT employees, human resource professionals and organizational representatives each year for a few days of training and networking. The Workplace Summit includes an award ceremony aimed at recognizing leaders in LGBT workplace equality called The Outies.

Out & Equal's Workplace Summit is considered to be appropriate for federal training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41. As proclaimed by Human Resources Director John Berry on August 6, 2010, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit is open to all federal employees.[4]

Year Workplace Summit Location
1999 Atlanta, GA
2000 Seattle, WA
2001 Northern KY
2002 Orlando, FL
2003 Minneapolis, MN
2004 Tempe, AZ
2005 Denver, CO
2006 Chicago, IL
2007 Washington, DC
2008 Austin, TX
2009 Orlando, FL
2010 Los Angeles, CA
2011 Dallas Fort Worth, TX
2012 Baltimore, MD
2013 Minneapolis, MN
2014 San Francisco, CA
2015 Dallas, TX
2016 Orlando, FL
2017 Philadelphia, PA
2018 Seattle, WA
2019 Washington, DC

Global LGBTQ+ Workplace Summit

In 2012, Out & Equal held their first international Summit in London. This dynamic event brought together people from around the world to consider ways to build greater equality in the workplace for LGBT people and allies. Attendees came together to share best practices, engage with colleagues from around the world, and strengthen the diversity of global workplaces. Tennis champion Martina Navratilova, IBM Europe Chairman Harry van Dorenmalen, and organizational consultant John Amaechi were among the speakers at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit. The conference featured 24 workshops covering a broad range of topics focused on LGBT workplace issues around the world.

Out & Equal at Workplace Summit
Out & Equal in Dallas, TX

Executive Forum

The Executive Forum is an annual meeting of executive leaders in a multi-day conference to "learn from one another and share best practices." The first Executive Forum was held in 2008 in San Francisco but have been held in countries all over the US.[5]

Momentum Gala

The Momentum Gala is Out & Equal's annual celebration and gala dinner held in San Francisco which honors prominent activists in the LGBT movement, organizations dedicated to diversity and inclusion in their workplace, and features LGBT entertainers and inspirational speakers.

Training

Out & Equal offers diversity training, educational resources and consulting services to senior management, human resource professionals, employee resource groups and individual employees to promote LGBT workplace equality. Out & Equal training programs include "Train the Trainer," "Building Bridges," "LGBT Diversity Training," and "Transgender Intensive."

The Out & Equal Town Call speaker series feature of monthly telephone conference calls with guest speakers discussing LGBT workplace topics. Each call includes a presentation followed by a question and answer session in a one-hour time frame. Town Calls are free for the public and are built to fit into a regular workday.

Regional affiliates

Out & Equal is supported by many Regional Affiliates throughout the United States composed of local volunteers from partnered companies. These Regional Affiliates provide knowledge, training and networking[6] to local LGBT professionals.

Out & Equal Regional Affiliates
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Connecticut
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Indiana
Kansas City
Metro New York, NY
Finger Lakes, NY
Greater Philadelphia
Greater Portland/Southwest Washington
Rocky Mountain
San Francisco Bay Area
Southern California
St. Louis
Tampa Bay, FL
Washington, D.C

LGBT CareerLink

Out & Equal's Workplace Summit Out & Equal's Workplace Summit

Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink[7] was launched in November 2008 and serves as a job search engine and professional networking website, designed to expand members' career-building networks by connecting them to other job seekers as well as employment recruiters. LGBTCareerLink allows users to upload job ads, articles and tips, as well as other career-building resources.

Workplace policies

ENDA

As a workplace equality advocacy organization, Out & Equal has publicly supported the passage of ENDA. Out & Equal has issued public statements urging constituents to contact their United States House Representatives to proceed with the passage of ENDA. During San Francisco Pride Parades, Out & Equal has provided signage to parade participants displaying support for ENDA.

DADT

Considering the military a workplace, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates took an early stance against Don't Ask, Don't Tell policies. In February 2008, Selisse Berry wrote in an open letter to Congress and Nancy Pelosi stating, "We believe that in these times of international crisis (and at all times), the military has a duty to recruit and retain the most qualified people, foster genuine teamwork, and set an example that ALL American citizens matter. We believe that Congress has a moral obligation to repeal policies that have prevented the military from achieving these goals."[This quote needs a citation]

Marriage equality

Leading up the 2015 SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates was one of 379 employer organizations that signed on to an amicus curiae brief[8] which urged the High Court to consider the burdens imposed on both employers and employees by a fractured legal landscape with no uniform rule on same-sex marriage.

Out & Equal's "Business Case for Marriage Equality" was penned in 2010 and remains a critical tenant of the organization's overall work.

Immigration

In light of national outcry for immigration reform, Out & Equal joined a coalition of LGBT organizations around the United States in a public statement to support the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) which protects the rights of same-sex couples during the immigration process into the United States. In a partnership with organizations including The Council for Global Equality and Human Rights Watch, Out & Equal publicly stated that, "An estimated 17,000 young children are being raised by LGBT parents in binational families and those children face the very real possibility of losing a parent, or leaving the only country they have ever called home."

Other

In response to public backlash to Target Corporation's large political donation to anti-gay Republican politician Tom Emmer, Target Corporation publicly called upon the Corporation's continued financial sponsorship of Out & Equal's Workplace Summit. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel emphasized Target's relationship with Out & Equal in order to demonstrate the company's commitment to LGBT Workplace equality.

Out & Equal at Workplace Summit
Out & Equal at Workplace Summit.

Stanford University lists Out & Equal as the leading organization for LGBT graduates to turn to for job placement advice.

In 2010, Out & Equal launched a series of editorials called "Communities in Common"[9] written by diverse members of the LGBT community in order to recognize and celebrate the roles of other communities within the struggle for equality.

Awards and recognition

On October 8, 2010 Out & Equal was recognized by GLSEN for outstanding leadership in LGBT rights at the GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles, California.

In 2016, Selisse Berry, Founder of Out & Equal, was presented the Bonham Centre Award from The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, for her contributions to the advancement and education of issues around sexual identification.[10]

Related organizations

Out & Equal partners with a variety of organizations to promote LGBT workplace equality. To date, some key partners include Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, International Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Human Rights Campaign, Linkage, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Out for Work, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Council for Global Equality, United ENDA, ENDA Now, NCTE, Immigration Equality and ReachOutUSA.

Workplace Summit Attendees
Workplace Summit Attendees.

Out & Equal also partners with gay media organizations including Diversity Inc.

Publications

In 2013, Out & Equal published its second book, Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office. Out & Equal at Work is an anthology of personal narratives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) executives and straight ally workplace leaders who have ushered in policies that affirm and support the LGBT community in their workplaces.[11]

See also

References

External links

Videos

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OUT & EQUAL

OUT & EQUAL WORKPLACE ADVOCATES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104-3646 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 2003
  • EIN: 02-0681855
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Interdisciplinary Research (Social Science Research Institutes, Services)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$6,721,822

Total Functional Expenses $6,399,055
Net income $322,767
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,437,162 66.0%
Program services $2,259,850 33.6%
Investment income $3,261 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $21,433 0.3%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $116 0.0%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $973,600 15.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,229,799 19.2%
Other
Total Assets $4,323,973
Total Liabilities $937,724
Net Assets $3,386,249
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Total Revenue

$6,290,985

Total Functional Expenses $5,530,425
Net income $760,560
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,747,407 59.6%
Program services $2,513,853 40.0%
Investment income $2,806 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $23,488 0.4%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $3,431 0.1%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $691,703 12.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,299,397 23.5%
Other
Total Assets $3,774,818
Total Liabilities $721,948
Net Assets $3,052,870
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$5,736,527

Total Functional Expenses $5,140,394
Net income $596,133
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,681,633 64.2%
Program services $2,165,088 37.7%
Investment income $2,092 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$116,337
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $4,051 0.1%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $250,000 4.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,375,989 26.8%
Other
Total Assets $2,770,474
Total Liabilities $485,649
Net Assets $2,284,825
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

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2014

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Total Revenue

$5,925,267

Total Functional Expenses $5,498,482
Net income $426,785
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,414,877 57.6%
Program services $2,536,576 42.8%
Investment income $2,640 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$45,150
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $8,010 0.1%
Other revenue $8,314 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $233,000 4.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,416,859 25.8%
Other
Total Assets $2,275,936
Total Liabilities $610,959
Net Assets $1,664,977
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$4,561,998

Total Functional Expenses $4,387,412
Net income $174,586
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,109,752 68.2%
Program services $1,513,078 33.2%
Investment income $1,403 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$75,311
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $11,029 0.2%
Other revenue $2,047 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $233,000 5.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,158,629 26.4%
Other
Total Assets $1,732,144
Total Liabilities $497,723
Net Assets $1,234,421
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$5,279,074

Total Functional Expenses $5,366,916
Net income -$87,842
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,305,312 62.6%
Program services $1,528,565 29.0%
Investment income $4,123 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$21,670
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $7,216 0.1%
Other revenue $455,528 8.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,599,574 29.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $1,762,338
Total Liabilities $804,103
Net Assets $958,235
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

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2011

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Total Revenue

$4,763,657

Total Functional Expenses $4,609,137
Net income $154,520
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,245,608 68.1%
Program services $1,516,442 31.8%
Investment income $1,712 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $18,096 0.4%
Net fundraising -$46,900
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $28,699 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,441,049 31.3%
Other
Total Assets $1,322,499
Total Liabilities $276,422
Net Assets $1,046,077
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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Total Revenue

$4,231,280

Total Functional Expenses $4,073,711
Net income $157,569
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,714,225 64.1%
Program services $1,484,977 35.1%
Investment income $2,514 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$58,242
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $87,806 2.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $1,169,950
Total Liabilities $280,733
Net Assets $889,217
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

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2008

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

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2007

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Dec. 2006

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2006

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Dec. 2005

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2005

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Dec. 2004

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2004

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Last Updated: 2020-11-22 07:50