“Pride is the reminder that Black Trans Lives Matter. Pride is the courage to fight for ourselves and each other towards all of us having the right to just live and be.”
“I think the truth is if you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own you have it made.”
“Pride to me is about announcing that we are here. It’s about showing everyone in the LGBT+ community that they are not alone.”
46%LGBT+ people who are closeted at work.¹
53%LGBT+ employees that report hearing jokes directed at sexual orientation or identity.¹
31%LGBTQ workers who say they have felt unhappy or depressed at work.¹
IBM began to provide Domestic Partner Benefits for IBM’s gay and lesbian employees in the United States. At the time, IBM was the largest company to provide benefits for domestic partners.
‘Gender identity or expression’ is added to IBM’s global Equal Opportunity Policy, making IBM the largest corporation at the time to include gender identity or expression in a non-discrimination policy.
IBM offers IBM published a statement applauding the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the DACA program and urging Congress to pass a bipartisan legislative solution, signed by SVP, Diane Gherson.