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Nov 15, 2011

Wendy Gillis reports on an Angus Reid poll released to the Toronto Star shows that 72 per cent of the 983 Canadian lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered employees polled feel attitudes in the workplace have improved in the last five years.   Read about the report and the personal expereines of LGBT in places like Telus, RBC and IBM Canada.

September 21, 2011

In her article, Gayle Johnson writes that diversity can help cities prosper economically, so tolerance is one of the greatest competitive advanages for any city.


A companion to Catalyst's well-regarded 2009 report on LGBT inclusiveness in the workplace, this Guide provides self-assesment tools and tips/tools for organizations ready to develop and successfully implement LGBT inclusive initiatives.

Feb 28, 2011

Angelina Chapin writes that according to a 2009 study, lesbians who are not part of a "traditional family" spend more time investing in their careeers and thus earn a wage premium.    

January 1, 2011

Charles Berardesco, General Counsel of Constellation Energy Group and recipient of the “Out & Proud” award from the US National LGBT Bar Association for leadership in the LGBT community, answers questions about the importance of being out in the work-place and leading by example.

September/October 2007

Paul Douglas,  then Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, TD Bank Financial Group and chair of TD’s Diversity Leadership Council, writes about TD Bank’s experiences with its LGBT-focused diversity program and why diversity is good for business.


In its annual survey, the US-based Human Rights Campaign benchmarks and reports on America's largest public companies and law firms on their commitment to LGBT inclusiveness and openness to diversity in the workplace. 


In its seminal 2007 US report, Catalyst defines the LGBT community, describes the then current state of US legislation, and identifies the main components of the business case for LBGT inclusion. 


In its report, Catalyst reports on Canadian employment practices and demonstrates how creating an LGBT-inclusive workplace benefits all employees. 

December 11, 2006

Read about the "gaying" of American business and why corporate America is far ahead of Americans generally when it comes to the question of equality for LGBT people.