Dignity and Work is a public education campaign in partnership with SAVE, the largest organization for the rights of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) people in South Florida, to show Floridians that equal treatment based on sexual orientation and gender identity is critical to ensuring the quality of Florida’s workforce and strengthening Florida’s families.

THE NUMBERS:

 

73%
of Americans agree that people should be judged at work by their performance, not their sexual orientation or gender identity.1
87%
of people in the U.S mistakenly believe that a federal law protecting LGBT workers from employment discrimination already exists.2
90%
of transgender individuals have encountered some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job.3

1 Bob Graham Center for Public Service, “Floridians support ban on sexual orientation discrimination, split on in-state tuition for undocumented students,” April 18, 2013, http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/sites/default/files/press_release__legislative_issues_final.pdf (accessed Sept. 15, 2014).
2 Human Rights Campaign, Americans Overwhelmingly Support Executive Action to Ban Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination, http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/americans-overwhelmingly-support-executive-action-to-ban-anti-lgbt-workplac (accessed Sept. 15, 2014).
3 Grant, Jaime M., Lisa A. Mottet, Justin Tanis, Jack Harrison, Jody L. Herman, and Mara Keisling. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Executive Summary at 3. Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2011. http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf (accessed Sept. 15, 2014) [hereinafter NTSD].