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  1. The Human Rights Campaign released its annual Corporate Equality Index (2012) report, rating US corporations for LGBT equality

    See the report: CEI 2012

    Ten out of the top 20 Fortune 500 corporations scored 100% for LGBT equality in the workplace. Here are a few of the top scoring companies for LGBT equality. They will be good places for us to seek employment and for our business. Congratulations to these progressive corporations.
    Bank of America
    Ford Motor Co.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Cardinal Health, Inc.
    Wells Fargo

    This list is restricted to the top 20 Fortune 500 corporations. There are many other corporations that scored well in the index. Review the full list: CEI 2012
  2. “As Emma Goldman famously said, "If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution."

    Dancing won. By 11 p.m., close to 1,000 people had shown up and many sang and danced to the Second Line Band that played until 2 a.m. Protesters and supporters where literally dancing in the street, Atlantic Ave. to be precise, dragging a few tents into the middle just for good measure. I walked around asking the transgender people I saw if they were planning on resisting a police evacuation and risking arrest, so I could prepare myself for talking to the police about treating the transgender women and men appropriately and respectfully.” - Gunner Scott

    What Occupy Boston Means to LGBTQ Equality
  3. “Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports, and represents the one million American families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) parents, today announced details of Celebrate, Commit, Connect – a campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the group and the LGBT family movement. This year, Family Equality Council will commemorate its origins in 1979 as a support group for divorced gay fathers and acknowledge its evolution into a leading advocate working to create a world where LGBT families and all American families can be recognized, respected, and protected.” - BWW News Desk

    Family Equality Council To Mark 30th Anniversary In 2012
  4. “HRC names Deloitte a best place to work for LGBT equality for the sixth year in a row”

    “The CEI measures and analyzes inclusion initiatives, company benefits, and support made available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) personnel and the wider LGBT community. HRC's criteria for earning a spot on this coveted list continues to be raised, including a more rigorous assessment of LGBT health benefits, full transgender inclusion, and the ability to offer effective diversity training, recruiting, resources, supplier diversity and company citizenship. The number of companies earning this distinction has declined nearly 50 percent based on these additional criteria.” - press release in Market Watch

    SOURCE Deloitte

    Deloitte Scores 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights
  5. “From a news release 2012-01-11”


    “President Obama has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.” – Windy City Times

    Improving for LGBT Americans'health and well-being
  6. Florida

    “As we look back on 2011, the past year was one of highs and lows full of progress and setbacks for the LGBT community here in Florida and nationally. As we head into 2012 LGBT equal rights organizations continue efforts to make our communities and our schools safer for young and old alike, while remaining focused on securing full equality for the LGBT community.” - Victoria Michaels

    Equality Battles Across Florida

  7. Stylist Antonio Darden has "cut off" New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, who is a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage.
    Hairstylist Gives Gay Marriage Hostile Governor the Chop