Is CenterPoint Energy really LGBTQ friendly?

CenterPoint Energy does not have an explicit policy on LGBTQ rights. However, the company has been vocal in its support for the LGBTQ community and has been a leader in the Houston area in terms of offering benefits and protections to its employees. For example, CenterPoint Energy offers domestic partner benefits to its employees and has been a participant and donor to public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights, such as the Houston Pride parade. The company has also donated to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation, such as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.


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Does CenterPoint Energy offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

CenterPoint Energy does provide some inclusive benefits as part of their offering for US Employees, in terms of health Insurance equality for spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples, or equal health coverage for transgender individuals.

Equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits


Equivalency in same- and different-sex spousal medical and soft benefits


Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care


Does CenterPoint Energy have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

CenterPoint Energy has shown some commitment to diversity through initiatives like:

  • Training for new hires and employees, executives performance tied to diversity goals.
  • Policies that support an inclusive culture around gender identity and self expression.
  • Employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees.
  • Other programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LGBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community


Employee group –or– Diversity council


Three LGBTQ Internal Training and Education Best Practices


LGBTQ Corporate Social Responsibility


Does CenterPoint Energy have inclusive workforce protections?

CenterPoint Energy 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


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