Is Blizzard really LGBTQ friendly?
Blizzard is owned by Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard has achieved a perfect score in the Corporate Accountability Index by the Human Rights Campaign for their benefits, protections, and inclusion practices for LGBTQ+ employees. However, there have been numerous reports by current employees about the toxicity of the workplace at Activision Blizzard, with several episodes of discrimination being reported to the media.
Does Blizzard have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?
Blizzard 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.
Blizzard 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
Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community
LGBTQ Corporate Social Responsibility
Employee group –or– Diversity council
Does Blizzard offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?
Blizzard 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 Blizzard Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.
Equivalency in same- and different-sex spousal medical and soft benefits
Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care
Equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits
Does Blizzard have inclusive workforce protections?
Blizzard has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations
Policy includes gender identity or expression for all operations
Policy includes sexual orientation for all operations
Political Contributions & Involvement
Activision Blizzard workers walk out following Roe v. Wade decision
Activision Blizzard employees this week staged a walkout in protest of last month’s overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court. Workers across the states of Texas, California, Minnesota, and New York participated, issuing demands for protections in the wake of the ruling, including relocation assistance for those living in “locations passing discriminatory legislation”.
by Game Daily biz
"Toxic Online Mentality": Trans Employees of Activision Blizzard speak
LGBT+ Blizzard employee rebuffs rainbow capitalism backlash: ‘these shirts were a labor of love’
by Pink News
Game firms acknowledged by Human Rights Campaign for LGBTQ inclusivity
Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Activision Blizzard, and EA among those earning perfect scores in 2021 Corporate Equality Index
by Games Industry