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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, religion, sex, and national origin. The ENDA bill introduced in congress would extend this law to include sexual orientation and gender identity, making it illegal to refuse to hire or promote, fire, or harass an employee based on these qualities.

GLAAD is participating in a series of ENDA Situation Rooms to discuss the efforts to pass fully inclusive employement nondiscrimination.

April 9, 2014

GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist, Tiq Milan, joined Huffington Post reporter Jen Bendry onHuffPost LiveĀ to talk about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has stalled in congress. Many advocates are calling on the White House to issue an executive order that would apply workplace protections for LGBT employees to all government contractors. Tiq shared some of the stories about people who have been harassed or fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

November 6, 2013
GLAAD hosted a Google+ Hangout with Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed, Aisha Moody-Mills of the Center for American Progress, and Brian Martin, an Atlantan who has experienced workplace discrimination. The panel was hosted by GLAAD's Tiq Milan.

September 12, 2013
Featuring Tico Almeida, President of Freedom to Work; Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute at UCLA Law; Melissa Sklarz, Executive Director of Stonewall Democrats; Gregory T. Angelo, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans; Dave, Montez, Acting President of GLAAD; and Kim Taylor, the first African American female named to the Log Cabin Board of Directors. Moderated by Towleroad legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman. Broadcast by Towleroad

Recent Blog Posts on ENDA


Though GLAAD reported on the role of bi community leaders on the historic day, bi advocates noted that most coverage from other outlets, including the Washington Post and the LA Times, referred to the executive order as an act for gay and transgender Americans, which is great, but unfortunately failed to recognize the "b" folks as well.


The legislation itself was not the only part of the day to make history; the guest list broke ground, too.


On July 8, over a hundred high-level faith leaders from diverse religious traditions signed and sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to minimize religious exemptions in his upcoming executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination.


Despite an anti-gay mayor's best effort to grasp at straw, a lesbian police chief of more than twenty years has been reinstated to her rightful position with the support of her community and town council.


The Supreme Court delivered a historic opinion yesterday, and it very well could affect you.


Celebrations were cut short yesterday as Mayor Bullard hired a new police chief to replace fired police chief Crystal Moore just before he was stripped of his political powers, and just after a council-imposed 60-day waiting period to hire a replacement.


President Obama is expected to sign the order, but it is unknown when he will do so.