Out in the World: Securing LGBT Rights in the Global Marketplace
What should companies supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights do when they operate in jurisdictions hostile to LGBT rights? On the one hand, multinational corporations increasingly support the inclusion of LGBT individuals because of moral, legal, and market imperatives. On the other hand, they must obey the often anti-LGBT laws of the countries in which they do business, as well as ensuring the safety of their employees. Out in the World showcases three models of engagement for employers intent on making the workplace fully inclusive—and persuading developing markets that growth and prosperity depend on upholding LGBT equality.