creating change begins with creating policy.
The mission of Sunday's Child is to promote diversity, and the inclusion and acceptance of the Pensacola Bay Area LGBT community by encouraging businesses and organizations to proactively adopt non-discrimination policies. We believe that our workplaces and our community is stronger when it embraces the diversity of its citizens.
Interested in incorporating a non-discrimination policy into your organization? This toolbox can help you start the process, connect you to resources for drafting your own policies, and provide you access to exemplar organizations and best practices.
A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE WEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY
Sunday's Child acts as a clearinghouse for resources found on the web. Content shared on this site is the intellectual property of its respective owners and publishers. We want to ensure you have access to the best information there is, and the following links, articles and downloadable content is a collection of best practices for LGBT workforce inclusion, policy development, and toolkits. We hope you find the information as helpful and informative as we have.
We provide links to the original source where possible.
Organizations We Admire:
These are resources that provide an overall snapshot of discrimination issues facing LGBT employees.
LGBT Workplace Issues: An Overview by Catalyst
20 LGBT Organizations You Need to Know by Diversity Best Practices
Glossary of Terms by Human Rights Campaign
How Can You Create an LGBT-Friendly Workplace? by Diversity Inc
Straight Guide to LGBT Americans by Human Rights Campaign
A State-by-State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies by Center for American Progress Action Fund
TOOLKITS & GUIDES
Resources for incorporating non-discrimination policies into your business or organization.
Gay & Lesbian Fund Toolkits:
Lambda Legal Toolkit:
Legal Services of Northwest Florida:
LGBT Business of Change Toolkit
How to be LGBT- Friendly: 30 Practical Ways to Create a Welcoming Environment for LGBT (Source: University of Warwick)
BEST PRACTICES & EXEMPLAR ORGANIZATIONS
These are organizations that are doing it right and can serve as an example for how to create an out and equal workplace.
American Medical Association
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD): A Best Practices Resource for New England states, who have been a leader in LGBT Civil Rights Movement.
Human Rights Campaign
Corporate Equality Index: The national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Out & Equal (www)
WEBINARS & TRAINING
These resources provide access to online educational webinars, training and courses. Enrollment may be required.
Webinars & Online Training/Courses
Online Training: Out & Equal University
Online Courses: LGBT Task Force Online Training (registration required)
SUICIDE & VIOLENCE PREVENTION
These resources provide access to online resources regarding LGBTQ suicide and violence