As Black Friday Approaches, Human Rights Campaign Releases Buying for Equality 2007

During Busy Holiday Shopping Season, New Guide Gives Consumers Tips for

Buying Products From Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Friendly


Nov 20, 2006, 00:00 ET from Human Rights Campaign

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the official beginning of the
 holiday shopping season is set to start, the Human Rights Campaign, the
 nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights
 organization, is set to release a new guide listing hundreds of popular
 American brands ranked on their company's GLBT inclusiveness. The
 publication, "Buying for Equality," breaks products into easily
 distinguishable purchasing categories. Companies and their products are
 compared using the criteria of the HRC Foundation's nationally respected
 Corporate Equality Index, which evaluates GLBT workplace policies and
     What: Release of the Human Rights Campaign's 2007 "Buying for Equality"
 guide ranking popular American brands on their company's policies towards
 their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees
     Who: Daryl Herrschaft, Director of the Human Rights Campaign's
 Workplace Project and Author of the report
     Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck-Combs Communication, the nation's premier
 public relations and marketing firm specializing in developing strategies
 for companies wishing to reach the GLBT consumer market.
     When:     Monday, November 20, 2006
               2:00 pm (EST)
     Where:    Conference Call - See Instructions Below
     Conference Call Instructions
     *  Call 1-866-468-3121 5 to 10 minutes prior to the conference start time.
     *  Press 1 to join as a participant (listen-only mode).
     *  Enter conference ID 6050 followed by #.
     * You will be greeted by an Operator who will confirm your
 participation and enter you into the call.
     * You will hear music on hold until the conference is started, or be
 connected directly to the conference if it has already begun.
     * During the conference, you will be in listen-only mode, until such
 time as you are enabled to ask questions.
     The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay,
 bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the
 country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and
 educates the public to ensure that GLBT Americans can be open, honest and
 safe at home, at work and in the community.

SOURCE Human Rights Campaign