A Maryland family was surprised to find itself in the news last week after their children were featured in the November/December issue of “American Girl” magazine. What’s the big issue? The family has two dads. The magazine features 11-year-old Amaya Scheer and her three siblings. Scheer discusses her family’s charity, Comfort Cases, which provides foster … Continue reading One Million Judgmental Moms
Today, in North Carolina, some court officials can now legally refuse to perform same-sex marriage responsibilities based on their religious beliefs. The state House voted to override Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of the bill 69-41. The Senate voted to do the same a week ago. In his May 28 veto message, McCrory said that … Continue reading North Carolina Passes Religious-Exemption Same-Sex Marriage Bill #religiousfreedom #LGBT
There is one big thing wrong with that statement — besides the obvious — and its one word: legal.
What’s next? Will it be legal to kill black people in the street? … OK, bad example. But you get my point, right? Making something legal means it’s okay, it’s right, it grants permission for distinctly noninclusive, not to mention not very friendly, behavior.
On the other hand, considering the extremely strong buying power of the gay community — in 2013, it was an estimated $830 billion according to Witeck Communications and MarketResearch.com — what better way to root out bigots? I’ve always believed it’s better to know up front where you stand with people. It’s easier to avoid trouble that way. Of course, that attitude isn’t effective if inclusion is the goal. But if this bill backfires, it will almost certainly be for economic reasons, not anything specifically diversity-related. Continue reading “Indiana Is Officially Not Gay Friendly #diversity #inclusion #LGBT #discrimination”
It wasn’t Todd Corley’s decision to leave his position as chief diversity officer for global retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. But now that he’s gone he can look back on a job well done and a bright future ahead at the helm of his own TAPO Institute. He took a few minutes to sit down with … Continue reading Former Abercrombie & Fitch CDO Todd Corley Sets the Record Straight #diversity #inclusion #leadership