EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights Group

September 15, 2008 -

Game publisher Electronic Arts, Xbox maker Microsoft and leading retailer GameStop are among 259 corporations that have been awarded perfect scores for their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.

The announcement comes by way of advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is contained in its 2009 Corporate Equity Index. HRC Foundation President Joe Solmonese commented:

The 2009 Corporate Equality Index shows that corporate America understands that a diverse workforce is critical to remaining successful and competitive. In the absence of a federal law that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, it is up to employers to take the lead and implement policies that ensure all their employees are protected.

Game-related companies which also received perfect scores include retailers Best Buy and Target; PC manufacturers Dell and HP; chip maker Intel; online auction site Ebay; and search companies Google and Yahoo. Also on the list, Apple, increasingly seeming like an up-and-coming game biz player.

GP: We've been beating on EA and Microsoft of late over a couple of (well-deserved) issues, but must give credit where it is due. Well done!


Comments

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

You know what's really wrong? People assuming they can impose defamatory labels upon someone's sexuality. Just think for a minute: transsexual is how some people define themselves – and discovering one's sexuality is simply realising and accepting an inclination brought about by the natural nerve impulses, hormones etc that govern such things. Is it really right that you accept this from heterosexuals, gays and lesbians but will not allow the same of somebody uncomfortable with their gender? To suggest that a benign facet of the sexual spectrum is not allowed means through which to express its sexuality is just appalling. Shame on you.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Unnatural? And you're telling thousands of people this through a series of excited atoms? Have some perspective, you jerk.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Perhaps you should look into the studies that show Transgendered people are belived to have the brain chemstry of the oposite gender that they were born as.  Some kind of mix up in the womb coused them to develop the sex organs of one gender and the brain chemstry of the other.  So know what's going on before you speak.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

some people have also said that transgenders before surgery have a body dismorphic disorder.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Uh... what? If someone comes to realise that who they feel they are in their heart doesn't match what's in their underpants and decides to do something about it, that's "totally wrong"? Get over yourself, seriously.  I have several trans friends, and they are some of the bravest and most honest people I know.  It takes immense courage and integrity to stop living a lie and be true to yourself like that, especially when the world is full of ignorant people like you.

Aren't we at a point now where people can say "I find that lifestyle choice gross/weird/disturbing but I fully support you in leading it"?  Hey, I think blue cheese is disgusting, but I don't judge the people who choose to eat it.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

I don't find blue cheese disgusting, but I do not support people who chose to chop their genitalia off and replace them with blue cheese.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

But I'm guessing you support transsexuals?

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Careful, your inner ignoramus is showing.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

I think the T stands for 'Transexuals'.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Can't find the word to describe how I feel about this...

Vindicated?

I don't know, maybe I'm immature, but this definitely made me giggle.

EDIT: I mean lol, 'beating on Microsoft'...okay, okay, I'm going...

 
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