Dec 10, 2013

EA: Great Place to Work for LGBT, but Still Worst Company in America



We have a lot of readers who classify as "Gaymers", so we thought it'd be fun to share this little article from PCGMedia.com. Chi Villafuerte reports:
Electronic Arts, the company voted “Worst Company In America” by the Consumerist twice in a row, has been named to “Best Places to Work 2014” in terms of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender) equality.
The company scored a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign “Best Places to Work 2014” Corporate Equality Index which criteria include the prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression as well as supporting the LGBT community and providing certain health benefits. It is one of the several
companies that offer at least one transgender-inclusive health care coverage plan and is a member of the Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness.
EA also recently donated over $10.5 million to six different charities from the Humble Origin Bundle sales a few months ago.
“We’re very proud that EA has been named a ‘Best Place to Work’ by HRC again this year and that our organization has been recognized for providing a workplace that is inclusive and where everyone feels welcome,” said Andre Chambers, head of Diversity & Inclusion at EA. “We look forward to continuing that tradition in 2014.”
While, EA may be among the best for those in the LGBT community to work, what does it mean when so many people in the gaming community (straight, gay, and everything in between) hate you for the work you have put out over the past few years? Mass Effect 3's ending anybody? 
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