Monday, May 4, 2009

Procter & Gamble Embraces the "T" By Including Gender Identity

The world's largest consumer products maker Procter & Gamble has amended its anti-discrimination policy to include gender identity and expression.

The policy was recently amended to read: "We at P&G recognize the power that comes from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences coming together around a common goal. Our policy forbids any discrimination, harassment or intimidation because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or other non-job-related personal characteristic. Employees are encouraged to bring questions or concerns in this area to their management. Strict disciplinary action for violations of this policy will be taken, including termination of employment" (Wash Blade).

Thank P & G for voting to expand protections for transgender and gender variant individuals.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That'so good to hear :)

CrackerLilo said...

It's awesome that such a large corporation is getting it. Thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/get-a-head-start-on-the-global-proctor-gamble-boycott/

The Bi Avenger said...

@anonymous
I believe that one cannot discount P&G based solely on their animal testing when they are clearly strong advocates for human rights. I know that it's an uncomfortable situation, but P&G has been an ally to the GLB community and now they are making it clear they support the T community as well. Also, please note that in 2002 the Humane Society of the US recognized P&G for seeking out alternatives to animal testing. I can't say what they've been up to more recently. :/ It's important to send a message to P&G that we don't support animal testing. But I don't want to boycott a company that supports my rights (especially one located in a relatively conservative city like Cincinnati, which also needs the benefits from the business and employment that P&G provides).

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