The LGBTQ community is not only concerned about how they are being treated in their general lives, but in their places of work, too. And more and more companies are embracing the LGBTQ community beyond Pride Month in June.
While FCA US LLC and the FIAT brand has been a longtime supporter and a lead sponsor of the Motor City Pride parade, representatives from the LGBTQ-friendly automotive company said it will continue to showcase its continued support for the LGBTQ community in more notable ways throughout the year.
FCA US recently earned acknowledgement of its diversity leadership when the editors of DiversityInc magazine named FCA US in the magazine's 2018 list of "Noteworthy Companies for Diversity" and in its list of "Top Companies for Veterans."
FCA US was also recognized as a leader among U.S. employers for providing domestic partner benefits to its employees in 2000 and has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index 11 times since the benchmark was established.
The company's LGBTQ employee resource group, GALA (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance), hosts various LGBTQ-related events for employees throughout the year. GALA is one of seven employee resource groups at FCA US, representing a range of affinity communities: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, veterans, Native Americans and women. More than 1,000 employees are members or allies of these groups.
"The members and allies of GALA are so proud of the company's commitment to creating and sustaining a supportive and inclusive work culture in which the values embedded in Pride are celebrated beyond the month of June," said Kelly Hanlon, Chair of GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at FCA US.
This month, for National Coming Out Day on Thursday, Oct. 11, FCA US began flying the rainbow flag outside their headquarters in Auburn Hills. It will fly through Spirit Day on Friday, Oct. 19.
Learn more about diversity and inclusion at FCA US online at careers.fcagroup.com/about-us/diversity-inclusion/. Follow FCA US on Facebook at gaybe.am/To, Instagram at gaybe.am/84 and Twitter at gaybe.am/6g
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Thursday, Oct. 18
5 to 8 p.m.
MERGE Business Networking Event
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