Out & Equal’s 2012 Global LGBT Workplace Summit highlights

Highlights from the 2012 Out & Equal Global LGBT Workplace SummitBY TheSeattleLesbian.com

Over 350 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) global executives, leaders and allies gathered in London, July5-6, 2012, to plan strategies to advance global workplace equality at Out & Equal’s 2012 Global LGBT Workplace Summit. The conference brought together global executives and leaders from more than 26 countries, representing more than 80 different corporations, organizations and government agencies, to share their best practices and ideas for creating workplaces where LGBT people are safe, accepted, and valued. Held in London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, the Summit offered rich learning opportunities for participants in four general sessions, two dozen workshops and a Gala dinner.

The Global LGBT Workplace Summit opened with remarks from Out & Equal’s Founding Executive Director, Selisse Berry, who reminded attendees that at the heart of the campaign for LGBT equality is the truth that LGBT people want to “love who we love,” sharing her conviction that, “love is stronger than prejudice, love is stronger than injustice, and love is stronger than inequality.”

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