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The HRC, recently released its annual listings of businesses LGBTQIA persons should patronize or not. The HRC Business Guide. Obviously, it is a personal choice, but for those that care to support those that support you and refuse to support those that would bully, ostracize or discriminate against you; this is a perfect holiday list.
This is not a new concept, but has been proven for decades by several minority groups to “demand”, that businesses hear their request for inclusion and or representation and fair treatment of its employees that may fall into one of the many groups. In the seventies, Harvey Milk, a pioneer gay politician along with others, requested that the LGBT community make their money their power. If a business or company would stand against who you are or how you love; to believe that your mighty dollar does have power.
According to catalyst.org
Over the years many companies have listened and created anti-discrimination policies within their company, made their hiring process more fair and more in line with the Fair Employment Act. An example is Target; one of few if not the only big box retail centers that have one of the most welcoming hiring policies for Transgender people. Eventually others are beginning to follow and recognize that some of their employees nationwide are or will be Transgender.
According to the HRC’s Business Guide; More than ever, consumers are sending a message to businesses that they are watching. They are watching to see if the businesses they patronize understand and honor issues important to them, giving buying power to issues ranging from LGBT inclusiveness to environmental protection. Corporate social responsibility has become an imperative for a successful business. With Buying for Workplace Equality, we hope to harness that power by providing you with the most accurate review of a business’s workplace policies toward LGBT employees. Whether you are buying a cup of coffee or renovating your home, by supporting businesses that support workplace equality you send a powerful message that LGBT inclusion is good for the bottom line. We hope that you will use this guide as one component when determining if a business’s social practices make it worthy of your dollars.