LGBTQI+ Rights

Overview

Rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community has progressed significantly in recent years, with the legalization of same sex marriage and the passing of state and local level anti-discrimination measures. However, discrimination against the LGBTQI+ population remains widespread. In 30 states, LGBTQI+ people remain at risk of being fired, evicted or denied services because of who they are, according to the Humans Rights Campaign. Rights of the LGBTQI+ population around much of the world has yet to see significant progress.

Certain corporations are taking leadership roles in ensuring that LGBTQI+ employees, and the wider community, have equal rights.

Corporate equality index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) publishes an annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI ranks corporations in the US based on:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.

LGBTQ+ Index Fund

In October 2019, LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings Inc launched LGBTQ100 ESG Index (LFAP), an index comprised of 100 companies that support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The index is based on data from the Humans Rights Campaign.

Advisors & Planners

There are financial advisors and planners who prioritize LGBTQ+ equality. Horizon Foundations offers a database of LGBTQI+ focused advisors and planners.

Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an internationally recognized framework for sustainability. Climate action will directly contribute to SDG 10: Reduced inequalities.

Photo by Kyle Hinkson

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