14th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit Convenes in Baltimore Oct 29-Nov 1, 2012

Sep 24, 2012, 08:00 ET from Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Over 2,500 Expected for the World's Premier Workplace Equality Event!

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Executives, human resources and diversity professionals, employee resource groups and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and allies will gather in Baltimore, Maryland, from October 29 - November 1 to consider ways to advance workplace equality. 

The Out & Equal Workplace Summit draws over 2,500 attendees from dozens of countries to share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality for all, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions, and characteristics.  The event is sponsored by 126 corporations, including presenting sponsors IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

"The Summit is an opportunity to learn, teach, network and have fun with kindred spirits. Together, we will move out from Baltimore, creating the ripples that will build respectful and inclusive workplaces around the globe," said Out & Equal's Founding Executive Director Selisse Berry.

To date, speakers include:
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour – the USA's first African-American female combat pilot.
Beth Brooke - Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at Ernst & Young
Ben Todd Jealous - President and CEO, NAACP
Vladi Luxuria - Italy's first openly transgender Member of Parliament.
Judy Shepard - Since her son's murder in a notorious anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming, Judy has been a tireless advocate for equality.
Zach Wahls - Addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in support of gay marriage when he was only 19 years old.

The Summit includes over 120 workshops, 12 powerful featured panels, plus luncheons, leadership seminars, networking opportunities, and a film series will round out the week's events.  Full registration, Gala Dinner tickets, and day passes are available online until October 15 and then onsite at the Baltimore Convention Center, beginning on October 29.  More information available online: http://www.outandequal.org/summit-2012.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. We believe that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every day, we work to protect and empower employees to be productive and successful—so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.

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Selisse Berry - http://www.profnetconnect.com/selisse_berry

Judi Baker, Communications Manager

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