Submit YOUR story and help others come out at work – click here to read more
Out & Equal is excited to be partnering with the creators of No Dumb Questions – www.nodumbquestions.com – on this project, and we look forward to collecting your stories!
At Out & Equal, we know that the telling of one’s personal story is one of the most powerful ways we can communicate, make personal connections, and create change. And, we know that coming out, and being out, as LGBT in the workplace can be daunting, and that everyone has a different experience.
Questions to consider for your video or written submission:
If you are out at work—what steps did you take to come out, and stay out, at work? What were your challenges, and how did you overcome them? Did your Employee Resource Group (ERG) or Human Resources (HR) department support you, and if so, how? How has Out & Equal impacted you?
If you are not out at work–what roadblocks or challenges are you experiencing? Have you approached your ERG or HR departments? Have you experienced resistance or harassment? How can others help support you?
Submitting a Video
Submit one video, less than five minutes in length. Group videos–ERGs and other employee groups are invited to submit videos–can be 10 minutes in length. In order to upload your video, you must have a valid YouTube account. Click here to create a YouTube account. Use the title “Get Your Story Out” and include your name – ex: “Get Your Story Out– John Doe.” Use tags to describe your video so that other people can find it.
Email us at email@example.com to let us know your video has been posted.
Interested in submitting your story via email, or open to being interviewed by a member of the Out & Equal staff? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or with your story. Please note: 300 word count or less recommended.
We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for helping us get your story out! Click here to go to the video page.