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Birch Tree Bookstore


CONTACT

birchtreebookstore.com



11 West Market St. 1st Floor

Leesburg, VA 20176


JOINED

Joined on October 25, 2022


INDUSTRY

Business





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DESCRIPTION

We sell books and plants in downtown Leesburg. We also work to connect the community through various books clubs, including Queer Lit with Equality Loudoun.


OUR REVIEW

Birch Tree Book Store has been a partner with Equality Loudoun since 2021, introducing Loudoun County's first LGBTQ+-focused public book club. They have provided discount books to our Queer Lit Book Club on a monthly basis, which made over 200 books available as of 2022, and gave away inclusive books at the Loudoun Pride Festival. Their owner understands the importance of creating diverse and inclusive spaces. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and fun- helping you find exactly the right book for you. Make sure you check out their beautiful new shop in the heart of historic downtown Leesburg.


General Survey

Question: How many of your employees or volunteers are members of the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: More than 10%


Question: Are your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers provided or required to utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: It is neither required nor recommended.


Question: How often do you believe your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: At least once while currently employed or volunteering.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for all of your employees, staff, and volunteers?

Answer: We have used references from LGBTQ+ organizations to build our policies and procedures.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for your those who rely on your service?

Answer: We have used references from LGBTQ+ organizations to build our policies and procedures.


Question: How well do you feel that you and your staff are doing at creating an accepting and affirming presence for the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: We have year-round shows of support that are specifically affirming or positive for the LGBTQ+ community.


Industry Survey

Question: Is your business currently affiliated with any LGBTQ+ organizations? If so, which ones?

Answer: Equality Loudoun- Queer Lit Book Club


Question: Has your business ever donated to or partnered with any organization(s)? If so, which ones?

Answer: Loudoun Pride 2022 Sponsor


Question: Would you be interested in participating in LGBTQ+ training provided by Equality Loudoun in the future?

Answer: Yes


Question: How do you make sure you are employing a diverse group of people that are qualified for the job?

Answer: Nothing specific, but I strive to create a welcoming environment for all.


Question: What are you doing to make your business a safe space in the community for LGBTQ+ people?

Answer: Providing a book club that is a safe space for LGBTQ+, making sure books on our shelves have diverse characters, and avoid books that could be harmful.


Question: Do you provide all-gendered/non-gendered/unisex restrooms or have a trans-inclusive bathroom policy at your place of business?

Answer: Yes

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