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November 20, 2013

Leading professional services boss says his clients will soon refuse to operate in some markets when they abuse LGBTI rights

Companies may soon refuse to operate in countries with homophobic laws, a managing partner at leading global professional services firm EY has said.

And Deutsche Bank has revealed they already intervene on LGBTI issues by speaking to governments behind the scenes and telling them abusing gay and trans people damages business.

July 9, 2013

Ernst & Young must not have looked at Google Image when they rebranded as EY, the same name of a Spanish gay interest magazine

When one of the biggest accounting firms in the world decided to rebrand their image, they must not have realized exactly what they had done.

UK-based multinational professional services company Ernst & Young decided to change their name to EY, what they call a ‘strengthened and modernized’ image.

Unfortunately, EY Megateen is also the name of a magazine aimed at gay men based in Spain that frequently has plenty of young guys posing in their underwear.

April 30, 2013

Bank bosses say if they do not promote gay-friendly workplaces, then it will lead to young people refusing to work there

Bosses of big business in the US are publicly supporting gay rights to prevent damage being done to their brands.

At a conference promoting gay rights on Wall Street in New York City yesterday (29 April), bosses of several banks said gay-friendly workplaces were vital to attract young employees and keep good workers.

Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, said LGBT equality is not only a civil rights issue but a business issue.

August 23, 2012

Born This Way singer beats British monarch in Forbes' list of world's most powerful women, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Angelina Jolie

Gay icon Lady Gaga is more powerful than the Queen of England, according to the latest list by Forbes magazine.

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list puts the Born This Way singer at number 14, while Nobel Peace Prize winning Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II tailed behind at 19 and 26 respectively.

Notable lesbians to also make the cut include US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres at 47 and Ernst & Young’s global vice chair Beth Brooke at number 99.

August 22, 2012

We talk to Ernst & Young’s Beth Brooke, one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, about her role as an advocate for LGBT and women’s diversity

As the global vice-chair of public policy at professional services giant Ernst & Young, Beth Brooke is one of the world’s most powerful women in business.

And since coming out as gay, she has emerged as a major champion for LGBT diversity in the workplace.

July 7, 2012

Boris Johnson blamed for 'embarrassing' World Pride in London, despite thousands of LGBT marchers taking part

The dark clouds which have been hanging ominously over this year’s troubled World Pride event in London finally broke today (7 July), but participants marched on despite the heavy showers.

Although the parade had been turned into a procession with only walking groups and no cars, buses or floats, thousands of people from LGBT organizations, charities, unions and political groups put on a brave face to process through the UK capital’s center.

July 5, 2012

Liz Bingham, partner at global professional services firm Ernst & Young, wants the best companies to do even more on LGBT rights

Firms must continue to push for better workplaces for LGBT people, even in countries where it looks like the job has been done.

That was the message from Liz Bingham, managing partner for people at Ernst & Young, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, as she addressed the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London today.

June 27, 2012

GLAAD slams actor as 'a fame hungry has-been with poor research skills'

Actor Chuck Norris is alleging that President Barack Obama and The White House are working behind the scenes to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gays.

In a blog post on the site AmmoLand, suggests The White House could be teaming up with BSA national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, on overturning the gay ban.

June 8, 2012

UK gay campaigner group Stonewall’s guide says companies can prosper by caring for their staff working abroad

Britain’s leading gay campaign organization, Stonewall, is urging employers to protect LGB staff while working abroad.

A new guide, out today (8 June) is aimed at employers who have staff working on overseas assignments around the globe, including in countries which lack basic protection for gay and bisexual people or who actively criminalize homosexuality.

June 8, 2012

What the best global employers are doing to ensure their gay, bisexual and lesbian staff are safe and happy when they work abroad

It may seem like a small world, but businesses are getting bigger.

Plenty of companies now like to send their employees out on tasks or positions in other countries, but this can mean lesbian, gay and bisexual people find problems they did not have at home.

British gay rights charity Stonewall has produced a guide called Global Working aimed at employers who have staff on overseas assignments across the globe, including in countries where it is illegal to be gay.

April 20, 2012

Beth Brooke, global vice-chair at Ernst & Young and one of the world’s most powerful women, has spoken about coming out as lesbian

One of the world’s most powerful businesswomen has spoken about the moment she came out as lesbian after 52 years in the closet.

As a former senior official in the Clinton administration and now global vice-char at Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest professional services companies, Beth Brooke is a woman with global clout.

But it took a request to take part in a video aimed at suicidal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids to give her the courage she needed to come out herself.

February 10, 2012

We interview the ‘power gays’ shaping global firms from the inside to make them better employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff

January 31, 2012

How the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index decides which are the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff in Britain

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index is not only the main way Britain’s top employers can rate their progress on gay staff issues, it’s also a model for similar indexes around the world.

Any company can enter the index and the best 100 get publicized in order of how good an employer they are for the lesbian, gay and bisexual workers.

January 12, 2012

Openly gay members of military give talk to accountancy firm on inclusive leadership in the workplace.

Gay members of the military will discuss diverse leadership in the workplace and the impact of lifting the ban on gays in the armed forces at an event organised by Ernst & Young.

Hosted by the international accountancy firm in London, tonight's Inclusive Leadership in the Military event will feature a panel of speakers, including Lance Corporal James Wharton, the first gay man to appear on the front cover of Soldier magazine.

January 11, 2012

British secret service named a lesbian, gay and bisexual top employer in Stonewall equality index

The British secret service, MI5, has been named one of the top 100 employers for gay people by campaign group Stonewall.

The leading UK lesbian, gay and bisexual rights organisation puts accountancy firm Ernst & Young at number one on its list this year.

MI5 comes in at number 62. Most of the rest of the top 100 has not yet been released but The Times newspaper published the top 10 this morning under a special agreement with Stonewall.

January 11, 2012

Stonewall releases Workplace Equality Index list of best 100 British employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Accountants Ernst & Young are Britain’s best employers for gay people but even the secret spy service, MI5, makes the grade.

That’s according to the 2012 Workplace Equality Index list by leading British lesbian, gay and bisexual campaign organization Stonewall.