EA Games Named Best Place For LGBT People To Work

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For the third year running, EA Games has gained a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the best place for LGBT people to work.


Electronic Arts (EA Games) is one of the world’s top video game producers and has been awarded – for the third time in a row – the award for most inclusive company.

“We are very honored to be recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work,'” EA Diversity & Inclusion head Andre Chambers said in a statement. “We believe that fostering an inclusive environment helps us to create great games, and represent our diverse set of players and I’m proud to work at a company that has strong employee values.”

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) subjected companies to four criteria. They were:

  • the company provides equal benefits for same-sex partners and spouses
  • a company provides equal benefits for transgender employees and dependents
  • an organisation-wide competency on LGBT issues
  • an organisation-wide public commitment to the LGBT community

In these categories, EA Games received a perfect score of 100. Other companies who received this accolade include GameStop, Apple, Ebay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Time Warner and Viacom.

President of the HRC, Chad Griffin, said that these promising scores showed a shift in corporate America’s treatment of LGBT people.

“After a historic year of progress for the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, we are experiencing a culture shift as well,” said Griffin.

EA employees have a strong presence in LGBT Pride parades around the world. They have also been renowned for including LGBT characters in their games including Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

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