How Business Can Advance LGBTQ Rights Abroad


A fireside chat on how the Los Angeles and global business community can promote LGBTQ rights within their own companies and overseas, in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and OutRight Action International.

Successful businesses do more than obey the law and sell a product. They take positive action to advance their workforce, reputation, and growth. They build inclusive cultures, representative of the diverse set of individuals they employ and places they operate. Join us as we discuss how companies can advance the well-being of their LGBTQ employees while working in challenging environments abroad.


Darrel Cummings, Chief of Staff, Los Angeles LGBT Center

Darrel Cummings works closely with senior management to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and holds final responsibility for the internal management of the organization. Read more.

Jessica Stern, Executive Director, OutRight Action International

Jessica Stern specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. At OutRight, she has supported the legal registration of LGBTIQ organizations globally, helped secure the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and advanced the UN LGBTI Core Group.

Jake Laptur, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Jake Laptur has a record in audit and accountancy in financial services for about 10 years in Russia and in the United States and is highly experienced in audit engagements and team management. Read more.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 07:00pm to at 09:00pm
Los Angeles LGBT Center