All Our Freedoms

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Pulse Nightclub Shooting: THE VICTIMS -the 49 people who lost their lives on the morning of 12th June 2016.

On Saturday, my company’s LGBTQ Associate Resource Group walked in Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Parade. For the second year in a row, I walked with coworkers, friends, and family in what can only be described as a joyous event. As we walked and threw beads out to the crowd, I was struck by the excitement and joy of the onlookers.  Continue reading

Becoming One

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Today I am an out and proud gay man. I am out in every facet of my life. But this has not always been the case.  Continue reading

Transgender Benefits

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As the executive sponsor for my company’s LGBT Employee Resource Group as well as an out gay executive in the company, I started to talk, last month, with the head of human resources, who is responsible for the health insurance that our employees receive, about adding transgender health insurance coverage. This year transgender benefits were excluded from health insurance coverage for our employees. Continue reading

My LGBT Network

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This morning I attended a breakfast hosted by my company’s Political Action Committee (PAC) for a local political candidate. There were about forty of us in the room. One of the cool things about the meeting was looking around the room and realizing how many individuals from the company’s LGBT Associate Resource Group were attending the event. I counted five gay men, including myself, which I thought was quite wonderful. And of course, there might have been other LGBT people attending, but who are not out at work. Continue reading

Being Out Has Its Privileges

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A few years ago, before I came out, and long before I came out at work, I studiously hid even the slightest mention of anything gay. Since coming out at work last year and becoming the executive sponsor for my company’s newly formed LGBT Associate Resource Group, I have marveled as some of the LGBT related conversations I have had in the workplace.  Continue reading