Is Alphabet really LGBTQ friendly?

Alphabet's Google has achieved a perfect score on the most recent LGBTQ+ Corporate Equality Index report by the Human Rights Campaign organization. This is a great achievement for such a large employer and its over 150k global employees. Having said that, while the Corporate Equality Index purports to measure corporations' "public commitment to the LGBTQ community.", HRC's methodology excludes political donations. Alphabet's perfect HRC score is penalized given its sizable contributions to politicians that have been promoting anti LGBTQ+ laws across several states.


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Does Alphabet have inclusive workforce protections?

Alphabet has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations

Does Alphabet offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

Alphabet has strong and inclusive benefits offering for US Employees.
Health Insurance and other benefits are equivalent when it comes to their coverage of spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples.
At Alphabet Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.

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Does Alphabet have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

Alphabet has shown sustained commitment to diversity through several initiatives like training for new hires and employees, executives performance tied to diversity goals, and policies that support an inclusive culture around gender identity and self expression.
Alphabet has employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees, and has several programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LBBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

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