SKDK’s Hilary Rose’s column in the Wall Street Journal reflects on Apple CEO’s Tim Cook announcement as a critical opportunity to highlight a major workplace issue: discrimination against LGBT employees.
Hilary quoted a May study by Human Rights Campaign that found that 53% of LGBT workers hide who they are at work. In 29 states, workers can be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.
She continues “Almost all of the publicity, and progress, around gay and lesbian issues the past few years has focused on marriage and marriage equality. Curiously, it is now possible to be married in several states where if you came to work the next day and announced you were married, you could be fired for being gay.”
Thank you, Tim Cook, for your courageous and authentic leadership.