- While companies are feeling increased pressure to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion, they also fear being retaliated against by politicians if they speak out too much.
- Seven companies that earned HRC’s 2022 recognition donated to politicians who have voted against LGBTQ interests.
- LGBTQ consumers say companies send a clear message when their actions don’t match their Pride message.
In a year when a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in statehouses and Congress remains stalled on the federal Equality Act, the eyes of the public, employees and the LGBTQ community will focus more acutely than ever on how corporations celebrate Pride Month in 2022.
Gone are the days of rainbow-washing corporate social media accounts in June and selling a few rainbow retail items without backing up those displays with real action, advocates said.