OMAHA, NE – A recent study in Nebraska proves what the LGBT Community has known for decades, that they are victims of unfair workplace discrimination. Dr. Christopher Fisher with UNMC told KETV that, “Nearly one-third of our participants had reported experiencing some form of workplace discrimination from a co-worker, at a job interview or from their boss.” If you have experienced LGBT related discrimination in the workplace or anywhere else, please consider posting your story at this website VOICE Omaha. The momentum in support of workplace equality is growing. The Omaha World Herald, which previously opposed workplace equality, published an editorial expressing solid support for Ben Gray’s Equal Employment ordinance.
An article by the Omaha World Herald about the adoption of a workplace discrimination resolution contains a poll which shows over 66% of the pollsters support immediate workplace equality by including sexual orientation and gender identity in the list as protected classes.
Members of the LGBT Community face discrimination, mistreatment, beating and even death around the nation and even worldwide. A study done in 2011 in Nebraska also shows the LGBT Community faces higher suicide rates as a result of such LGBT related hate in society as a whole.
If you are in the mood for celebrating equality, Equal Omaha has an event page for Omaha’s Night of Equality. The night of fun will be on Friday, February 24th. Check the FaceBook Event page for further details!