Microsoft Corp, Google Inc., and Coca-Cola are among  a number of corporations who have joined a new group to push for GLBT rights globally.

A number of corporations are joining forces to push for GLBT rights in the workplace globally.

The organization is partly a response to the recent setbacks for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in countries like Russia, Uganda and the Middle East. The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where GLBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment.


“They deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families no matter where they live,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

The group of corporates set up to fight back against the global persecution GLBT people still face in the workplace includes  the consulting firm Accenture, AT&T Inc., software company CA Technologies, Coca-Cola, Destination Weddings Travel Group, Google, IBM and Microsoft, with more expected to join.

The new coalition will join an already existing group of advocacy organizations and companies that have been pushing more workplace protections for individuals beyond the U.S. such as  Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase,  who do not feature in HRC’s inaugural group, but have been vocal about workplace protections in the countries they do business.

 Article | Levi Joule.