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CreagerCole Communications certified LGBTBE, finds the spotlight for its clients

By Brenda Matamoros Photo by Amy Mayes Photography Rainie Cole and Cindi Creager of CreagerCole Communications at the iconic Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2015 celebrating Marriage Equality. Photo credit: Amy Mayes Photography Becoming a successful media spokesman or spokeswoman requires practice and precision. Cindi Creager and Rainie Cole, the married duo that
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JDR president and CEO has Texas-sized ideas to conquer the world

By Brenda Matamoros With satellite offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Baltimore, the D.C. area, Phoenix and California, John D. Rivers, president and CEO, JDR Consulting LLC, is the owner of a small business with big clients. The firm recently made the smart move from New York to Dallas.  JDR is following many large Fortune
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Birth of a notion: IBM meets NGLCC

By Irwin Drucker, NGLCC board of directors, and chief public affairs and government relations officer, WOSH Inc. Irwin_Drucker When 1999 began, I could never have imagined how my life was about to change. At the time, it was my 16th year at IBM Corp. and I was serving as the global sourcing manager for
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HRC survey finds more cities working toward LGBT equality

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign issues the Municipality Equality Index, a scorecard on cities and their support of LGBT individuals who live and work locally. The study – now in its third year – ranked each city on nondiscrimination laws, relationship recognition, employment and contracting policies, inclusiveness of city services, law enforcement and municipal
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HRC LGBT health care equality leaders increase by 101 percent

In its most recent study of equal treatment of LGBT individuals in health care settings, the Human Rights Campaign found that most organizations surveyed have changed policies to ensure all patients and their guests feel welcomed and that they are in good hands. The HRC Healthcare Equality Index is an annual guide developed to meet
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Fort Lauderdale chamber pleased to host NGLCC conference

By Genny Hom-Franzen Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the country’s top destinations when it comes to food, fun and sun, and it is also the site of the 14th Annual National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce International Business & Leadership Conference at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. The gathering
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Cargill spreads message of inclusion at Minneapolis LGBT Pride parade

  Team Cargill made a strong showing earlier this summer at the Twin Cities Pride Parade in Minneapolis and did not go unnoticed. “You know you’re in the Midwest when Cargill employees march with farm equipment,” joked one Twitter user, apparently impressed with the massive fertilizer spreader that followed the company’s delegation. The Minneapolis Pride
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HRC hails historic EEOC ruling on employment discrimination

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, praised the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its July 16 ruling affirming that it considers employment discrimination based on sexual orientation to be prohibited under the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “Discrimination has
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Affinity Inc Magazine launches AIM Digital

Affinity Inc Magazine — the nation’s foremost quarterly publication dedicated to the success of LGBT business equality — launched its first-ever spinoff magazine, AIM Digital, this summer. The new online bimonthly publication is available at AffinityIncMagazine.com and caters to the LGBTQ business leader’s and business owner’s perspective of the journey from equality to equity. AIM
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Aetna covers gender reassignment procedures for federal employees

By Genny Hom-Franzen Grace Figueredo, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Aetna In 1995, Aetna Inc. was one of the first companies to set up domestic partner benefits. In 2009, it was the first major health benefits company to add gender reassignment procedures as a benefit for its employees and to add LGBT language to
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