Is Discovery really LGBTQ friendly?

Discovery Communications LLC is a global media company. The company offers its employees benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k plan, life insurance, and disability insurance. The company also offers its employees flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and commuter benefits. In addition, the company participates in public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights. For example, the company has partnered with Logo TV to present the "Trailblazers" Awards, which honors LGBTQ individuals who have made significant contributions to society. The company has also made donations to politicians who support LGBTQ rights legislation.


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Does Discovery have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

Discovery has not shown commitment to diversity. 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 have not been implemented at this company.
Discovery does not have employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees, or other programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LBBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

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Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community


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Employee group –or– Diversity council


Does Discovery offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

Discovery does not provide inclusive benefits offering for US Employees.
Health Insurance and other benefits are not equivalent when it comes to their coverage of spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples.
At Discovery Transgender individuals are not 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


Does Discovery have inclusive workforce protections?

Discovery has partially implemented inclusive workforce protections, like 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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