Is YouTube really LGBTQ friendly?

YouTube is controlled by Alphabet

YouTube does not have an explicit policy on LGBTQ rights, but is generally supportive of the community. The company offers benefits to its employees that include domestic partner benefits and transition-related health care. YouTube also participates in and donates to public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights, and has donated to politicians who support LGBTQ rights legislation.


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Does YouTube have inclusive workforce protections?

YouTube has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations

Does YouTube offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

YouTube 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 YouTube Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.

Political Contributions & Involvement

Does YouTube have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

YouTube 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.
YouTube 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.

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