P&G understands that Pride is more than a single event or moment. Pride embodies a movement that advances equality for the LGBTQ+ community and is a catalyst to fight bias, create dialogue and raise visibility for the community.
For years, P&G has committed to advancing equality for all people to shine a light on inequality, highlight bias and spark dialogue that leads to understanding and action. We’ve pioneered LGBTQ+ equality within our own company becoming one of the first Fortune 500 companies to include sexual orientation into its diversity statement in 1992. We’ve also partnered with other companies to advocate for equality and help drive systemic change over time.
The journey has not been easy. Nor have we always been right. The progress — initiated by a few brave employees often in the face of strong resistance — helped to change the workplace culture, community attitudes and strengthened our commitment to treat every employee equally. Through personal stories, conversation and one-to-one relationships, brave employees helped to expose bias, create human connection and change hearts and minds.
But we can and are doing more. P&G is taking a stand on LGBTQ+ inclusion because people who identify as LGBTQ+ often face inequality and exclusion including discrimination in jobs, housing, schools, communities and even in their own families.
As a leading advertiser, we are using our voice to drive acceptance, inclusion and love for humanity. We are committed to the accurate portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community in our advertising and promoting a deeper understanding of the impact of LGBTQ+ visibility on cultural attitudes and nurturance.