Number of gay-friendly U.S. companies growing: study

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By Ellen WulfhorstNEW YORK - A record number of U.S. companies are trying to be gay-friendly, according to a survey released on Tuesday showing a growing number offering benefits and protections to gay and ... Full Story
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rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#1 Sep 19, 2006
yay
Ron Vermont

Fairfax, VT

#2 Sep 19, 2006
Things are getting better slow but sure. So where is the list of those company's?
Edward F Styborski

North Ridgeville, OH

#3 Sep 19, 2006
Me and my two sons will stop buying Exxon Mobil gas immediately.
rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#4 Sep 19, 2006
I wouldn't in the past have *necessarily* advocated such a thing, but I'm beginning to applaud it recently (e.g., not buying from exxon). Vicious, hateful anti-gay groups are attempting to boycott companies which are *pro-gay*, so perhaps those companies need their eyes opened wide before they *willfully join in* the patent hatred.
Inquisitarian

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Sep 19, 2006
Ron Vermont wrote:
Things are getting better slow but sure. So where is the list of those company's?
Try the HRC web site. They published a list while back. Here's the worst offenders, compiled from that list:

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Aegon USA (Transamerica)

AG Edwards

Alltel

American International Group

American President Lines

AutoZone

Avnet

Bayer (Aleve, Alka-Seltzer, Femstat 3, Flintstones Vitamins, Midol, One-A-Day)

BB&T

Circuit City

Cracker Barrel Restaurants

Dow Jones (Barrons, Wall Street Journal)

Emerson

Exxon Mobile (Mobile used to be good, but they were forced to eliminate policies friendly to gay employees when Exxon took them over)

Fisher Scientific International

Franklin Templeton Investments

Hain Celestial (Celestial Seasonings, Rice Dream, Soy Dream)

HEB Grocery

H J Heinz (Classico, Smart Ones)

Kmart

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Maytag (Amana, Hoover, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef, Performa)

Meijer

Morningstar

Navistar International

Nestlé Purina (Alpo, Fancy Feast, Friskies. Nestlé is just bad news, period)

Newell Rubbermaid (Ace, Calphalon, Goody, Graco, Irwin, Lenox, Little Tikes, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid, Sanford, Sharpie, Shurline)

Nissan North America (Infiniti)

Radio Shack

Rite Aid

RR Donnelley & Sons

Shaw Industries
KIckball Jock

Baltimore, MD

#6 Sep 19, 2006
Surprisingly, Wal-Mart is not on that list. Not only has there treatment of GLBT employees been horrendous, their treatment of ALL their employees is disgraceful.

And if you look at all the anti-gay boycotts that have been held in the last 15 years, not one of them has been successful. The christian lifestyle choice extremists have failed with Disney, Ford (twice), etc. But GLBT boycotts have managed to change minds at FORD, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble, sponsors of Dr. Laura's former TV and radio show, and the list goes on.

And again, only one company has ever reversed its decision (and really it was that Exxon told Mobile that they couldn't continue once they bought them out...), so who's side does the trend favor??

I mean, who are YOU going to market to?$641 billion (to be $1 Trillion by 2015) or uber-religious fanatics that can barely feed their six children?? Hmmmm...
Richard Ruffner

San Marino, CA

#7 Sep 20, 2006
Where can one find the complete or at least a partial list of these gay-friendly companies?
Inquisitarian

Ann Arbor, MI

#8 Sep 20, 2006
Richard Ruffner wrote:
Where can one find the complete or at least a partial list of these gay-friendly companies?
http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm...

It's a list of both the good and bad, rated on a scale with '100' being the best.
charles

Ottawa, Canada

#9 Sep 25, 2006
you guys are losers
Trans Euro Express

Oakley, CA

#10 Sep 25, 2006
Just as long as I'm not sitting around and watching to Gay men enjoying an Armor Hot Dog.. Thats all that counts... wait, actually they would be kind of funny.
rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#11 Sep 25, 2006
If people understood the principle of self-referentiality, I think some would tape their own mouths shut.
Matt Vinci

Bellows Falls, VT

#12 Mar 16, 2009
leave us alone,i am proud to be a homosexual and am sick of others treating me at less then a human being,
J Clarl

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Dec 26, 2010
Perkins Logistics and Specialized Transportation of Noblesville IN , discriminates against Gay people. They force them out of a job.
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Dec 27, 2010
Matt Vinci wrote:
leave us alone,i am proud to be a homosexual and am sick of others treating me at less then a human being,
I'm a heterosexual. I'm not proud of it. It's just what I am. That is alot of the problem non-homosexuals have with the gay community. Why do you feel the need to be "proud" of it? Why do you have to have "pride" parades and parties? Why now that it has become more acceptable do you feel the need to rub it in our faces? You don't see heteros driving around with hetero stickers on their cars. You don't see us wearing shirts that advertise we are hetero, or having gaudy parades dressed like something out of raunchy porn video. If you want to put another mans cock in your mouth or ass that's your business. But you don't have to advertise it to the world. You want to be accepted and respected? Then show a little tact and common curtesy, and keep it behind closed doors, like the rest of us. What goes on in ones home is no ones business.
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#15 Dec 27, 2010
Ever stop to think, it might not be so much because they are becoming "friendly", but because they figure it's easier than having a bunch of wackjobs and every left wing media outlets camped out on their headquarters front steps screaming to all that will listen about how bigoted and predjudice their companies are? Calling for boycotts of thier products or services. Not to mention all the frivilous lawsuits and other assorted BS. That could be a possibility too.
Log Cabiner

Aliso Viejo, CA

#16 Dec 27, 2010
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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I'm a heterosexual. I'm not proud of it. It's just what I am. That is alot of the problem non-homosexuals have with the gay community. Why do you feel the need to be "proud" of it?
Because some of you think is wrong will do anything to "put gays in their place"
Why do you have to have "pride" parades and parties? Why now that it has become more acceptable do you feel the need to rub it in our faces? You don't see heteros driving around with hetero stickers on their cars. You don't see us wearing shirts that advertise we are hetero, or having gaudy parades dressed like something out of raunchy porn video.
Try Bourbon Street around Mardi Gras, Why It is no Children's Day when their a Father's day or a Mother's day becuase every day is Children's Day
If you want to put another mans cock in your mouth or ass that's your business. But you don't have to advertise it to the world. You want to be accepted and respected? Then show a little tact and common curtesy, and keep it behind closed doors, like the rest of us. What goes on in ones home is no ones business.
Then why don't you do the same thing with you, Why I should I put it behind close when most of you don't even do the same thing about your sexuality.
Resist Ignorance

United States

#17 Dec 29, 2010
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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I'm a heterosexual.
Good for you. So am I.
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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Why do you feel the need to be "proud" of it?
What is the opposite of proud? Ashamed! When homosexuals say that they are proud it means that they are not ashamed.
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you have to have "pride" parades and parties?
Why do we celebrate the forth of July? Because, it was the beginning of our independence. Pride parades commemorate the Stonewall riots which began on June 28, 1969. That was basically the beginning of the LGBT rights movement.
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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You don't see heteros driving around with hetero stickers on their cars.
Sure I do! I saw two of them today in the Target shopping center parking lot. You know, those little stick figure stickers with a man, wife and two kids that says "The Jones Family". What if a gay couple put a sticker on their window with two guys or two girls on it that said "The Smith Family"? They would probably come back to their car to find the windows smashed out. Are you starting to see a double standard here. Do you have a wedding picture on your desk? Do you wear a wedding ring? Then aren't you rubbing LGBTs noses in the fact that you can marry the one you love and they can't?
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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You don't see us wearing shirts that advertise we are hetero, or having gaudy parades dressed like something out of raunchy porn video.
Sure I do. I've been to Mardi Gras. Totally heterosexual debauchery. And there are lots of websites selling (heterosexual) sexy T-shirts.
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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If you want to put another mans cock in your mouth or ass that's your business.
You might want to ask you wife/girlfriend about these issues.
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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What goes on in ones home is no ones business.
You are 100% correct! It's really none of your business.
Jack usser1

Burlington, NC

#19 Mar 1, 2011
People can and should be as they are, people Like these companies and Perkins Transportation are American. America was born on freedom, all freedoms.
Irving

Pulaski, TN

#20 Mar 5, 2011
Jack usser1 wrote:
People can and should be as they are, people Like these companies and Perkins Transportation are American. America was born on freedom, all freedoms.
The title of this thread is a lie.

Companies aren't freely embracing the perverts. they do it under threat of extortion, from GLAAD and Jesse Jackson and the Federal Government.

Thinking people truly know what's behind the Homosexual Lobby, "Diversity", Affirmative Action, etc.

I'll never again blame companies who leave the United States of pinkos. This country, which is an insane asylum full of thieves and perverts and shysters/politicians/lawyers, strangles business.
MST

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Mar 8, 2011
I agree with #20. I know my few dollars won't make a difference, but I will NEVER buy anything from Target again after they let that total weirdo Lada Gaga strongarm them into supporting perverts. Here in my city they are having a whole weekend devoted to these deviants. My philosophy is live and let live -- I don't believe in bothering or harrassing anyone -- I say let them get married if they want -- but I don't have to say it's right!

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