17 Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Employers in America

Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally it is always responsible to know which employers have the best track record for inclusion. Here are 17 LGBTQ+-friendly employers in America based on the benefits plans, inclusion policies, and community involvement.

Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson supports their LGBTQ+ right in the benefits package. They offer to help same-sex couples begin families with fertility treatments, adoption, and surrogacy support. Employees going through gender transition will also find accessible care with the cost of surgery and hormone replacement therapy covered.

Deloitte

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Deloitte US has achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index for 16 consecutive years. Deloitte has done research studies on the impact of inclusion in the workplace to better the work environment for everyone employed with them and who read the report.

Walt Disney Company

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“We are committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for all our employees,” said Latondra Newton, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, at The Walt Disney Company. “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality and recognize that we thrive when all people are valued and encouraged.” Disney medical options include preventive care and screenings for all genders and gender identities, as well as best-in-class gender affirmation benefits.

Apple Inc.

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One of the few major organizations in the world with a gay CEO, it is unsurprising that Apple Inc. is among the most LGBTQ-friendly companies in the world. Apple aims for an “inclusive culture for all.” They are currently waging a battle with anti-LGBTQ legislation.

3M Co.

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3M Co. is a proud participant in many LGBTQ+ events and organizations, as well as making donations to help create political change. The company offers its employees multiple benefits including domestic partner benefits and transgender-inclusive health coverage.

Target

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recognizes Target for meeting all the criteria to earn a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index and earning the distinction of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The Pride+ Business Council’s mission is to bring Target’s core values to life — being bold in our authenticity, standing for love and common care, and fostering inclusion.

Coca-Cola

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Coca-Cola has proved its longstanding support to the LGBTQ community for over a decade and has received 100% on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index every year since 2006. They began offering transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage in 2011 and have been working to fight against anti-LGBTQ Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation.

AbbVie Inc.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Development Company AbbVie Inc offers AbbVie PRIDE members external programs on being an inclusive leader to promote diversity and inclusion. They actively work with colleges and universities to maintain a pipeline of diversity in their future workforce.

Accenture

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“They show their support as a global company with LGBTQ employee resource groups in over 45 countries by joining with partners to help operationalize the UN’s LGBTI standards of workplace equality. They also performed their own research on the benefits of an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace to make up for the lack of data on the topic. Through this research, they found out facts like how LGBTQ employees are three times as likely to advance to a senior management position or higher,” according to Ripplematch.

Sephora

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You can walk into Sephora and know they show support for their employees to be who they are. The cosmetics retailer actively recruits anyone with a love of beauty regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification. As of 2023, they report that 14% of their employees identify as LGBTQ+.

Adobe Inc.

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Adobe Inc. has won numerous awards as “Best Places to Work” not only for LGBTQ+ employees but also for diversity in general, the best place to work for parents and millennials.

They also offer adoption assistance, parental leave for same-sex couples, healthcare for same-sex couples, and an employee assistance program available to LGBTQ+ employees’ family and household members.

Visa Inc.

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The American financial services company has emphasized its policy of inclusion and diversity with one of its policies being the creation of employee resource groups, which includes Visa Pride. They have also provided support to the United Nations Standards for LBGTQ, which is “a best-practice guide for policies and practices for LGBTI employees and inclusive workplaces.”

Airbnb Inc.

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To ensure they were providing the best support for their LGBTQ+ employees Airbnb hosted a series of fireside chats and panels with LGBTQ+ community leaders. They also proudly sponsored sending their employees to Out & Equal the largest LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion event in the world, and Lesbians Who Tech–providing valuable opportunities for networking and professional growth for the LGBTQ+ tech community.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

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The popular ice cream company is known for its political activism, which extends to the LGBTQ community and its employees. Ben & Jerry’s began offering full benefits to same-sex partners back in 1989 before the rest of the nation caught up to “love is love.”

Amazon

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Glamazon is an Amazon Affinity Group/Employee Network for anyone interested in LGBTQIA+ issues, events, meetings, and information. All are welcome; they invite all Amazonians (employees) to join, a community focused on love and gender identities outside the heterosexual, cisgender default. They advocate for internal and external policies that focus on LGBTQIA+ employees’ needs

J.P. Morgan Chase

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They were among the first companies that supported LGBTQ+ individuals with domestic partner benefits (1989) and non-discriminatory policies on sexual orientation and gender identity (1995). According to Queerful, “JPMorgan Chase is one of the few that have a dedicated full-time employee managing LGBTQ+ inclusion. Brad Baumoel, Global Head of LGBTQ+ Affairs for JPMorgan Chase, spends his time not only serving the needs of the company’s 290,000 employees, but also works to uplift the larger community through programs like assistance training, financial literacy, and economic opportunities.”

American Airlines Group Inc.

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American Airlines Group Inc. created a dedicated “Rainbow Team” to implement LGBTQ policies in the company in 1993 after a fax was leaked to news outlets where an employee requested changing pillows and blankets because of activists returning from a “gay march” in Washington. One of the largest airlines in the world they were the first major U.S. airlines to protect LGBTQ members among their employees by including sexual orientation and gender identity in their workplace nondiscrimination policies.

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