Episode 2 features a coming out story by Meghan Stabler: After an impressive 25 years leadership in I.T., she took on her toughest challenge and transitioned openly in the workplace at BMC Software. At BMC she helped establish understanding, communication and policies within the company to support global diversity and credits her co-workers and company DNA culture for LGBT support throughout the company. Meghan is a past board member to the National & International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She currently serves on the board for; AIDS Foundation Houston, Human Right Campaign’s National Business Council, HRC Steering Committee’s of both Houston & Austin, President Obama’s National LGBT Policy Committee, AETNA Healthcare GLBT Advisory Board, PRIDE Houston Board, Out and Equal Workplace Advocate’s Conference Committee. As a nationally recognized spokesperson and activist Meghan has appeared globally on the television, radio and print media representing a number of industry and board related issues. Meghan has used her no-nonsense approach to advise a number of international governments, including members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. In June 2008 she submitted written testimony to Congress on Transgender Workplace issues. Meghan's courageous story is an example of authenticity and of being able to Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud.
This episode I am featuring a song by singer/songwriter Lee Waters. The song is titled "Virginia" and as Lee explains was inspired by the remarks made by Rep. Virginia Foxx's remarks in Congress during the debate on the Matthew Shepard Act. Lee has committed to donating all proceeds from the song to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Click here to download the song. Lee's other music can be found on his website: leewaters.com
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Thank you Meghan & Lee for your contribution to episode 2 of Nathan OUTloud!