It's that time of year again -- we're all feeling the pressure to go out and Spend! But are you sure that your hard earned paycheck will be going to companies and organizations that support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT Americans? It can be tough to tell. So, we thought Black Friday was a great time to look at 21 companies and brands that have done right by the queer community in the past, either by creating pro-queer ads or supporting pro-queer legislation or both and some have even faced boycotts for doing so. This obviously isn't an exhaustive list -- just a few that instantly came to mind. Feel free to share your favorite pro-queer companies and brands in the comments section below.
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Genentech participating in San Francisco's Pride Parade. The CEI rates almost 4, American companies and organizations on their policies, benefits, and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. According to Fidas, some of the earliest adopters of transgender-inclusive health insurance policies or the inclusion of gender identity in non-discrimination policies include Aetna, American Airlines, Apple, JP Morgan Chase, and Nike. More recently, she said, businesses like CIGNA have created innovative programming like its LGBT diversity organization to foster transgender inclusion in the everyday workplace environment.
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She was concerned that the revelation that she felt more comfortable living life as a woman than in the male body she was born with would jeopardize her job at Hewitt Associates, an outsourcing company in Lincolnshire, Ill. But since Feb. Speed said she has received nothing but support. Across the country, particularly at larger companies, transgender workers are being protected and assisted in ways that were hardly imaginable a few years ago. Weiss, an associate professor of law and society at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and an expert on transgender workplace diversity.
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