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The Human Rights Campaign has released the results of its 2021 Corporate Equality Index that shines a light on the US-based companies that are doing the best in regards to practices and policies related to LGBTQ workplace equality, and several gaming companies made the list.
The 2021 index includes 767 companies that received a top score for LGBTQ-inclusive policies, which is a record for the index. Included on the list with a perfect score are gaming giants like Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, as well as the retailer GameStop. Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon also made the list this year.
“The Corporate Equality Index comes out after a year the nation has faced a global pandemic, legitimate racial injustice and national unrest,” the organization said. “Within this climate, companies have continued to advance vital workplace protections for LGBTQ employees around the world, as acknowledged in this report.”