- As companies feel increased pressure to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion, they also fear retaliation from politicians if they speak out too much.
- Seven companies that earned HRC recognition in 2022 donated to politicians who voted against LGBTQ interests.
- LGBTQ consumers say companies send a clear message when their actions don’t align with their Pride message.
In a year where a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in states and Congress remains deadlocked on federal equality law, the eyes of the public, employees and the LGBTQ community will focus more than ever on how businesses celebrate Pride Month. in 2022.
Gone are the days of corporate rainbow social media accounts in June and selling a few rainbow retail items without backing up those displays with live action, advocates said.