Top Chinese and western firms have met for a summit in Shanghai on how to support LGBTI workers, many of who are still in the closet.
Chinese companies often say they don’t know of any LGBTI staff – but now they are starting to tackle the issues.
The summit today (27 March), thought to be the first of its kind in China, brought together 120 people from around 100 companies, about 10% of which were Chinese.
Among them was HSBC, IBM and Chinese computer company Lenovo but 50 Fortune 500 firms were represented.
It was organized by Steven Paul Bielinski, who founded Shanghai LGBT Professionals just four months ago to create a better future for the countries gay, lesbian, bi and trans employees. Read more »