Is Barbie really LGBTQ friendly?
Barbie is owned by Mattel
Mattel has not released an official statement on LGBTQ rights. However, it is known that the company offers its employees benefits that include domestic partner coverage and transgender-inclusive health care. Mattel also participates in and donates to public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights, and it does not donate to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation.
Does Barbie have inclusive workforce protections?
Barbie has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations
Policy includes sexual orientation for all operations
Policy includes gender identity or expression for all operations
Does Barbie have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?
Barbie 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.
Barbie 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.
Three LGBTQ Internal Training and Education Best Practices
LGBTQ Corporate Social Responsibility
Employee group –or– Diversity council
Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community
Does Barbie offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?
Barbie 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 Barbie Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.
Equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits
Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care
Equivalency in same- and different-sex spousal medical and soft benefits
Mattel's first transgender Barbie designed after Laverne Cox
Actress and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox is getting her own Barbie. Mattel has created a Barbie doll in her likeness as part of its Tribute Collection. The company often models dolls after real life people, and this is the first trans Barbie they have ever made.
by CBS News
Businesses oppose Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ ban on discussion of LGBTQ issues in public schools
The Florida measure rocketed to the forefront of national politics in recent months, drawing sharp criticism from the LGBTQ community, Hollywood, Democrats and the White House.
Human Rights Campaign report on Mattel
Mattel has earned top marks in Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index
by Human Rights Campaign