Thanks to the the Obama administration, LGBTQ rights have come a long way. But workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity remains legal in several states. And with the Make America Great Again movement steadily gaining traction, ignorance is commonly encouraged.
A new online service helps LGBTQ professionals hold their employers accountable. Similar to Glassdoor, OutBüro allows the queer community to rate their employers on general employee related issues as well as LGBTQ policies, benefits, culture, work-life balance, job security, CEO performance, and more. The service allows users to rate with a free-form text review, prompted pros and cons, and message to the CEO.
— Nancy D’Santos 🌈 (@Nancy_DSantos) March 27, 2018
Founder Dennis Velco is the creator and moderator of LinkedIn’s largest LGBTQ professional group, which has 47k members worldwide. OutBüro utilizes a similar format, encouraging members to add their current and past employers, regardless of company size. Companies may also claim their listings in order to clarify the information provided.
I came out as trans at work today and it couldn’t have gone better!!!!!!!
— Forrest (@DaisiesWilting) March 19, 2018
Online platforms have proven indispensable to LGBTQ people. The HRC provides a similar service in its annualCorporate Equality Index, rating workplaces on their LGBTQ equality. Travel has also been at the forefront of LGBTQ resources, with popular sites likeGayCities. Most recently,Lighthouse has created a directory of LGBTQ-affirming health and wellness professionals.
Rate your employer now atOutBüro.