P&G’s roots in LGBTQ+ inclusion and advocacy are built on the example set by our people. Individuals who used their voice to fight intolerance, tackle bias and put themselves at risk for equal treatment and protection.
The journey has not been easy. Nor have we always been right.
Progress — initiated by a few brave employees often in the face of strong resistance — helped to change our culture, shape the company attitude and strengthened our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. We’re using our voice to drive acceptance, inclusion and a love for humanity.
GABLE is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive global network that enables Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) employees, and their allies, to contribute to their fullest potential and to bring their whole self to work every day. GABLE began more than 25 years ago as a network for fostering workplace equality for LGBT+ employees, today it has grown into a supportive and global community, with chapters in 40 countries including India. These chapters represent the diversity of our employees, as well as strong allies to support individuality and inclusion. We are busting myths, initiating series of conversations internally and externally and taking meaningful steps towards creating a truly inclusive culture, where all LGBTQ+ employees and allies can bring their full selves to work every day.
Through personal stories, conversation and one-to-one relationships, we can help to expose bias, create human connection and change hearts and minds. Together, we can better our communities and shape more inclusive policy. These stories can have a profound impact on those that hear them. As one person wrote,
“Thank for you for being my inspiration and the spark that lit the fire in me, a fire I never thought in my life that would be lit. I am living an unbelievably happier life. Thank you for saving another soul.”
Perspective on the Equality Act
P&G has publicly supported The Equality Act since 2016, after the Company joined the Business Coalition for Equality housed under the Human Rights Campaign; we also recently joined the America Competes Coalition in support of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Americans. We believe that extending protections to individuals historically at-risk for discrimination is an important step in a fully inclusive culture and continues our aspiration of creating a company and a world where equality and inclusion is achievable for all.