Holiday shopping already can be its own special kind of hell, but add in the stress of not knowing if the gifts your giving your loved ones help support anti-LGBT causes may just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. So while I can’t help make that line any shorter or make sure this year’s most sought after toys remain in the shelves by December 24th, I can point you in the direction of the HRC’s annual Buyer’s Guide.
The Human Rights Campaign is one of the biggest national LGBT orgs and argues that 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. They hope that you will use this guide as one component when determining if a business’s social practices make it worthy of your dollars.
Each business/brand is assigned one of three colors based on its score in our report: green, yellow or red. The parent company is listed first in each entry, and is linked to its respective page on our online Corporate Equality Index. The parent company’s brand-name products, if any, are listed underneath, and its corresponding CEI score is listed on the right. Examples of these entries are below.
You can do a search by category or company and the site includes FAQs, a user’s guide and more. Check out the full guide at : http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/
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