The expansion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and awareness has had profound impacts worldwide. Since 2010, 11 countries have voted to legalize same-sex marriage, more than double the number that did so in the past decade. As norms shift in society and the court of law, it is incumbent upon private industry actors to reassess their own position on LGBT-rights issues so as to stay ahead of the talent market trends. Indeed, in a climate where margins are shrinking, public scrutiny of corporate behavior is increasing, and the labour market is tightening, no organisation can afford to overlook its LGBT policy.
This report addresses the following questions: