HERO

http://www.texascompetes.org/
On May 28, 2014, the Houston City Council passed the first comprehensive equal rights ordinance in our city's history.  Dubbed, "HERO", this ordinance provides basic protections for everyone in the areas of employment and public accommodations.

The business community -- across the U.S. and here in Houston -- has long recognized the value that diversity and inclusion brings.  

Simply put, equality is good business.

Out & Equal Houston invites equality-minded businesses -- large and small -- from across our city to join Texas Competes -- a statewide partnership of business leaders that recognize the economic case for fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.


BOB HARVEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP 
“We support this ordinance because it reflects the values of openness, diversity and equality that we in the business community — and, I believe, all the people of Houston — hold dear. Our organization works hard to promote Houston as a great destination for building a business and a career. Let us make a public statement of what we already do and who we already are: a welcoming and energetic city that thrives on the diversity of our people. That’s good for business and great for Houston.”

MAYOR ANNISE PARKER
CITY OF HOUSTON
“The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life.  We don’t care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical limitations you may have or whom you choose to love."