Leading LGBTQ network Logo TV has released its second annual list of “Trailblazing Companies,” ranking different brands in their public support and commitment to full equality for the queer community.
The network determines this list through a number of different factors, including “advertising, communications and other public initiatives.” Conducted in partnership with Witeck Communications, Logo began their analysis with a pool of 200 companies that scored 100 percent when it came to internal LGBTQ policies on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The companies were then evaluated on seven “objective categories” regarding public facing support for LGBTQ equality.
Topping this year’s list are Hilton, Anheuser Busch, Marriott International, Google and Apple.
“Each of these companies is delivering a message of inclusion, diversity and equality that is needed now more than ever,” Pamela Post, Senior Vice President of Programming for Logo, said in a statement sent to HuffPost. “While we are incredibly proud to recognize these 25 trailblazing companies who are raising the bar higher than just their bottom line, the ultimate goal is to one day reach a time when a list like this is no longer necessary.”
Check out a sampling of the the list below and head here to check it out in full.
And remember: one of the most effective ways to show your support for LGBTQ people while navigating capitalism is to spend your money with companies that support our rights and survival!
Head here to read the list in full on NewNowNext.