Is Skype really LGBTQ friendly?
Skype is owned by Microsoft
Microsoft has achieved a perfect score in the last Corporate Equality Index by HRC thanks to its own policies and benefits promoting inclusion of their LGBTQ+ employees. Microsoft has been vocal in its support for LGBTQ rights and has been a strong advocate for the community for many years. In 2022, Microsoft continued its commitment to advancing LGBTQ rights, both internally and externally. Within the workplace, Microsoft actively works to ensure an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQ employees, and offers resources to ensure they have access to the same benefits and opportunities as their non-LGBTQ colleagues. Microsoft also makes sure its suppliers and partners adhere to non-discrimination policies which include gender identity and sexual orientation. Externally, Microsoft is a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights, including participating in the annual Pride Parade and contributing to organizations that advocate for LGBTQ rights. Microsoft also works to ensure their products, services, and advertising are inclusive of the LGBTQ community. Microsoft has also been a leader in political contributions, supporting pro-LGBTQ candidates and legislation.
Major Companies Are Going All In for Pride Month While Also Supporting Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislators
As part of the project, Data for Progress released a detailed list of Fortune 500 companies’ donations to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians from 2019 to March 2022. The report found that Toyota, AT&T, and Comcast donated the most to anti-LGBTQ+ political campaigns, donating about $601k, $307k, and $121k, respectively. Other companies on the list include Amazon, Microsoft, State Farm, and Budweiser.
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In a newspaper ad, Google, Apple, and other tech corporations criticise a Texas anti-LGBTQ decree
65 businesses signed an ad in the Dallas Morning News on Friday urging Texas legislators to reverse recent legislation that target transgender children and their parents.
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Excellence in HR and culture: This Microsoft exec supports employees — at work and beyond
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Apple, Pfizer & The Best Companies For LGBTQ+ Equality
What are the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality? These companies are combating prejudice and inspiring future LGBTQ+ leaders
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Xbox has a great range of Pride 2021 swag, but the controller isn't for sale
Xbox Pride 2021 includes new gear, free games, donations, and more
Human Rights Campaign Responds to Arkansas Legislature’s Override of Gov. Hutchinson’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Medical Care Ban
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Twitter, Atlassian among new signatories joining Hilton, Unilever, Dow, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, American Airlines, others
Major U.S. Companies including Twitter, AT&T, PepsiCo and more are speaking out against anti-transgender legislation being introduced and debated in state legislatures.
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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
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Microsoft achieves top score in the 2021 Corporate Accountability Index by HRC
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