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 practices. 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.
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