New York, NY, November 20, 2012 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has earned the top rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Jewish Organization Equality Index. HRC is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization.
The survey, released November 12, is a first-of-its-kind effort to analyze and rate Jewish non-profits in the U.S. and Canada on their policies, practices and programs as they relate to LGBT employees and members.
ADL received the top score of “inclusion.” According to the survey, organizations that fall into the category of “inclusion” have demonstrated the benefits of a fully engaged LGBT community both internally and externally by developing innovative approaches in programming and supporting continuing education of new and established staff and community members. ADL has been active on LGBT issues relating to educational training and resources, discrimination, hate crimes, advocacy, bullying prevention and response, and marriage equality in the courts and legislatures.
Of the 204 Jewish nonprofit organizations that participated in the survey, 50 percent received the top score of “inclusion,” meaning they are taking significant steps to welcome LGBT individuals and families.