Be Equal


IBM is committed to provide a safe and welcoming environment to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and non-binary individuals. Our success in creating an open and welcoming environment—regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression—has allowed us to attract and retain valuable new talent.


Meet LGBTQ+ community members paving the way at IBM.


  • 46%

    LGBTQ+ people who are closeted at work.¹
  • 53%

    LGBTQ+ 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


We’re teaming with external organizations devoted to making a difference, leveraging research and offering resources to our employees.


IBM and IBMers stand with the LGBTQ+ community and call for change to ensure equality.


Learn from established organizations about how to get involved and take action.