GLAS Foundation helps LGBTI+ people in Bulgaria, who face very specific risks in the workplace such as discrimination and intolerance, which influence their well-being and are related to their sexual and gender identity.
In 2017 GLAS Foundation launched "Work It OUT" - the first business platform for diversity and equality at the workplace in Bulgaria. The purpose of the platform is to promote a positive business and economic case for equality of opportunity for every employee in Bulgaria. With its activities, the platform helps businesses to improve the state of well-being of their employees, reduces discrimination risks and psychosocial risks for LGBTI+ people by creating workplace environments to bring their true authentic self and be treated equally by their colleagues.
GLAS will use the funding to further develop Work It OUT, which is currently on a voluntary basis and doesn’t have any core funding. They plan to spend part of the funding for one paid member of staff on part-time contract and additional expenses including; a media campaign, events, a queer professionals club and developing a training toolkit/workshop.