Best Buy’s support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
At Best Buy, we respect and celebrate the unique experiences and identities of LGBTQIA+ individuals, including our customers and employees. Creating a culture that enables everyone to thrive is central to who we are as a company, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve. Some of the ways we’ve continued to build our support for LGBTQIA+ employees include: adoption assistance for LGBTQIA+ families; increased benefits for domestic partners; a gender identity and transition toolkit; and a highly engaged employee resource group (ERG) that’s invested in community partnerships, volunteering and mentorship.
While recognizing social inequities, creating change and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment is an ongoing process, it’s an honor to be recognized for the work we’ve done to support LGBTQIA+ initiatives. For the 16th year, we’ve been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Employees by the Human Rights Campaign. We’re also proud to be on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Women, Indeed’s Top-Rated Workplaces, and the Diversity Inc. Noteworthy List of companies who excel in hiring, retaining and promoting LGBTQ+ individuals — as well as women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. When it comes to our values, Pride is built into the fabric of who we are.
Our senior leadership is also focused on making our support for LGBTQIA+ rights and initiatives more visible to our employees and the public. From discussing Pride Month during companywide fireside chats and flying the Philadelphia Pride flag on campus in 2020 and the Progress Pride flag this year, to publicly supporting the Equality Act, giving The Trevor Project a $25,000 sponsorship, and sponsoring Zaylore Stout’s book, Our Gay History in Fifty States, we’re strengthening our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.