The Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required) reports on the growing number of employee network groups for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees. Beginning in the early 1990's, employers created network groups for their gay staffers to improve retention, build diversity, and foster inclusion while being careful to provide recognition and resources equal that of other in-house employee networks. Companies contemplating gay-network groups for their own worksites must consider how to protect openly gay employees from discrimination and manage a potentially polarizing program.
Examine the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index to find companies with employee network groups for their GLBT staffers. To learn more about how to create a group in your organization, the HRC offers a resource page.