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MN organization helping with LGBTQ inclusivity

Amy Adamle
Updated: July 01, 2020 08:59 AM

Pride month may be over, but a Minnesota organization is encouraging businesses to continue to push for inclusivity all year.  

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Mossier is a non-profit organization that works to enable employment equity for the LGBTQ population.  Just this past month, they hosted an online conference called, "Proud to Work Minnesota," but they also offer consulting, training and education on LGBTQ issues.  

The Co-founder and Executive Director, Nick Alm, said working towards inclusivity can't just begin and end with the month of June.

"Companies who have wanted to diversify, they've wanted to really live out their values, they can now say, 'How are we making sure our recruiters are competent on LGBTQ issues? How do we make sure our message of LGBTQ inclusion is getting out?'" Alm said.  "Not just in Pride month, through our recruiting materials, through our branding, through what our CEO is saying on a public level." 

Although Minnesota has had workplace protections for awhile now, Alm said a majority of organizations still aren't having the necessary conversations yet.

Mossier is hoping to continue to push for that with businesses of all sizes.  Click here for more on Mossier's workplace resources. 

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