Is World of Warcraft really LGBTQ friendly?

World of Warcraft 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.


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Does World of Warcraft have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

World of Warcraft 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.
World of Warcraft 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 World of Warcraft offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

World of Warcraft 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 World of Warcraft 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 World of Warcraft have inclusive workforce protections?

World of Warcraft 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

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