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60 Corporations That Improved LGBTQ Policies in 2020

The Human Rights Campaign this week released its 19th Corporate Equality Index, which closely examines the LGBTQ+ policies of thousands of American corporations, including most of the Fortune 500. Even with the tumult of 2020 — from the COVID-19 pandemic to social unrest to a president who refused to concede an election and incited an insurrection — corporate America trended toward inclusivity, with 60 corporations that previously appeared on the CEI receiving perfect scores for the first time. In total, 767 businesses met all the criteria to earn a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” including several that participated in the CEI for the first time ever. The HRC ratings are based on workplace protections to prohibit discrimination, whether they offer inclusive midical benefits and culture and corporate responsibility specifically in diversity training.  It is widely believed the HRC rating system has had the most significant impact on American attitudes toward the LGBTQ community over the last 20 years

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