Six Reasons (from 2017) to Stand Up for Workplace Equality in 2018
2017 was a year of both triumphs and setbacks for those seeking broader acceptance and protections for those who identify LGBTQ. Here are some of the major events from last year that have motivated Executive Pride members to fight even harder for workplace equality in 2018.
1. Department of Justice memo denies workplace protections for transgender employees.
2. Lena Waithe wins Emmy for writing for a comedy series.
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3. Supreme Court refuses to hear LGBTQ job discrimination case.
4. Virginia voters elect Danica Roem to the Virginia House of Delegates
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5. Record number of cities advance LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices.
According to the Municipal Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Federation Institute, a record number of cities across the country advanced LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices. In 2017, 68 cities scored a 100% rating in the index for their laws, policies, benefits, and services.