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LGBTQ Workplace Interactions

Being a member of the LGBTQ community can be difficult especially in work environments. There are still, unfortunately, some issues of discrimination and harassment. The bigger issue at hand is the subject of diversity and how coworkers are learning to better interact...

LGBTQ Skill Sets

Strategy is key to running a successful business in any field. Specifically, knowing employee tendencies, without making assumptions or depending on stereotypes adds to the processes for any employer looking to organize a team of employees to reach a goal. In a world...

LGBTQ Buying Power

LGBTQ buying power nears $1 Trillion according to Bloomberg. So What? Like it or not, we live in a consumer society. Our fragile economic system only functions if each one of us goes out and buys something – lots of something. Nearly all of the social and political...

LGBTQ Advertising

While LGBTQ advertising has taken a long time to become mainstream, same sex imagery is older than you might think. For many years, companies have been taking small steps toward appealing to the LGBTQ consumers even though this consumer group has an estimated spending...

LGBTQ Impact on the Economy

We know that even before same-sex marriages were legalized, the partnerships in the making of those marriages were legitimate. The same goes for LGBTQ professionals and their impact on the economy at large. Although US law is still horrendously snide regarding...

The Impact Of LGBTQ Supportive Policies In The Workplace

The workforce in today’s society is extremely diverse with each employee having a wide variety of personal characteristics including ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. Having a diverse group of employees can cause the...

How to Start a LGBTQ Business Association

Every existing business association was born when a few business owners came together and realized that they needed their own association that would help them pursue their business goals and interests. The need for business owners to come together to advance their...

Growing Movements Like Gardens

What do the environment, sustainability, and social movements have in common? In studies of permaculture, a design system developed by a brilliant and cantankerous Tasmanian named Bill Mollison whose curriculum and philosophy provided paradigm-shifting lessons for...

Competing With Non-LGBTQ Business Honchos

There is an implicit threat that lurks in the phrase ‘competing with non-LGBTQ honchos’. Paranoia? Maybe, but it pays to be prepared at all times, in life as well as in business. There are all kinds of people out there, each strongly believing in their own notions of...

Building a LGBTQ Workplace

Understanding “Queer” Terminology LGBTQ is an acronym that is used with respect to the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and the “Q” can stand for Questioning or Queer. Additional acronyms that...