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Best Companies for LGBT Benefits

September 22nd, 2009 by Admin

Here’s a list of companies recognized for earning a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index survey, a national rating that grades Fortune 500 companies and national law firms on their LGBT efforts.

In order for companies to earn a perfect score, they must offer benefits to same-sex partners of employees, and have a nondiscrimination policy that includes protection for transgender employees. Companies must also offer domestic-partner health benefits as well as house an LGBT employee-resource group or a diversity council and engage in appropriate and respectful advertising and marketing.

Johnson & Johnson


Ernst & Young

Marriott International



Kaiser Permanente

Merck & Co.

The Coca-Cola Co.

IBM Corp.

Procter & Gamble

American Express

Bank of America

JPMorgan Chase

Cox Communications



Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.


Health Care Service Corp.

Capital One Financial Corp.

Ford Motor Co.

Wells Fargo & Co.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida


HSBC - North America

Xerox Corp.

Monsanto Co.

Time Warner Cable

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Toyota Motor North America

MasterCard Worldwide



Prudential Financial

SC Johnson

General Mills




Automatic Data Processing

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Bright Horizons Family Solutions


Cisco Systems



Fannie Mae

General Motors Corp.. HP


Microsoft Corp.


Target Corp.

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WorldPride Coming to Jerusalem

June 17th, 2008 by Admin

WorldPride is scheduled to come to Jerusalem this August. Organized for the fourth consecutive year the city’s annual gay pride festival promises to be transformed into an event truly befitting what Jerusalem should be: a world city.

Five months from now, thousands of people from all over the world are expected to gather in Jerusalem, united by a vision of community instead of conflict, a celebration of diversity instead of the blind repetition of dogma.

Jerusalem’s gay and lesbian community is a unique example of people coming together beyond ethnic, religious, or national boundaries. Together, both gay Arabs and Jews, plan to make a global statement for love, tolerance, and pride.





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