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28 May: See how Best Buy is supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

As Best Buy celebrates Pride month this year, we also recognize the challenges and continued attacks the LGBTQIA+ community has faced over the past year — especially transgender and gender non-conforming people.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture, both inside our company and beyond. We’ve achieved a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s Corporate Equality Index for 16 years in a row, earning the distinction of being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

We’ve also joined with HRC and hundreds of companies and organizations to support the Equality Act.

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28 May: Teens showcase Pride through partnership between PopSockets, Best Buy

Four teens from Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers across the country recently had the opportunity to express themselves and support the LGBTQIA+ community by designing their own PopSockets PopGrips.

The teens participated in a program in partnership between Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and PopSockets to design smartphone grips that will be sold online at BestBuy.com beginning in June as part of our celebration of Pride month.

The teens were commissioned and compensated through PopSockets’ standard procedures for freelance designers and had the chance to follow along in the process to see their design evolve from an idea to a product sold by Best Buy.

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28 May: Best Buy employees reflect on what Pride means to them

The LGBTQIA+ community is full of powerful stories, and for Pride month this year we’re celebrating stories of finding your place, taking up space and choosing your family.

This takes on added significance this year, as we recognize the challenges the LGBTQIA+ community is facing. That includes a rise in violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.

We asked LGBTQIA+ employees from across the company what Pride means to them.

How do you celebrate Pride month?

  • Claire D. (She/Her): “Pride Month, for me, is a time to reflect.
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21 May: For One Transgender Employee, A Culture Of Care Makes All The Difference

When Jack Dixon was ready to share his big news with his Geek Squad co-workers, he wasn’t sure what kind of reaction he would get.

With a childhood photo of Jack holding a baby doll in one hand and a pellet gun in the other as the backdrop, his manager made the announcement: Jack had made the courageous decision to transition from female to male.

The room erupted in applause.

Jack grew up in a home where he was expected to wear dresses on Sundays.

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21 May: For Pride, A History Worth Sharing

Gay history is American history. That’s the premise of “Our Gay History in 50 States,” a book that Best Buy was the first to sponsor.

The book, which came out last summer, acts as a travel guide through each state and its LGBTQIA+ history and was written with the help of diverse LGBTQIA+ youth and teens from across the country. Author Zaylore Stout empowered young people to participate in the research, providing a unique opportunity to learn about their history and amplify their voices.

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21 May: Why Best Buy Is A Great Place To Work For LGBTQIA+ Equality

At Best Buy, we aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels welcome and accepted, and not just during Pride Month in June. It’s a year-round commitment.

Our efforts to raise awareness and support for LGBTQIA+ employees and people in the communities we serve has not gone unnoticed. For the 15th year, we scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

Earning this distinction makes us a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The index benchmarks and reports on how companies are helping to achieve workplace equality for LGBTQIA+ employees.

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24 May: Creating a culture of inclusion at Best Buy

At Best Buy, celebrating Pride stretches beyond the celebrations in June. It means more than raising awareness and support for LGBTQ+ employees and people in the communities we serve. It means creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels welcome and accepted. From coast to coast, here are unique stories from some of our people who are helping do just that.

In Seattle, employees celebrate Pride year-round

When Best Buy opened its Seattle Technology Development Center in 2015, office manager Kathryn Kelley saw a need to drive employee engagement there.

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24 May: At Best Buy, Pride is part of our business

We have a motto at Best Buy: You can be yourself here.

We want to create a culture that’s inclusive, embraces people’s differences and reflects our customer base.

That means creating a welcoming and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) employees. We do that through employee groups, benefits and resources. And, with Pride Month in June, we celebrate with our employees, customers and communities.

“At Best Buy, we believe an inclusive environment allows our employees to bring their best selves forward.

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04 Jun: Show your Pride with accessories from Best Buy

In support of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community, Best Buy is bringing Pride-themed accessories to BestBuy.com this month.

Customers will find rainbow phone cases, watch bands and PopSockets.

Best Buy is a longtime supporter of equality, demonstrated by a perfect rating of 100 on the annual Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and earning the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT” for the 13th year. 

To shop the pride accessories collection, visit BestBuy.com/PRIDE.

 

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18 Nov: Best Buy Makes ‘Best Places to Work’ List for LGBT Equality

Best Buy has received a perfect “100” rating and earned a place on the “Best Places to Work” list on The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index.

It’s a recognition the company has now received 11 times.

The index provides in-depth analysis and ratings of large U.S. companies, taking into account the employers’ policies and practices put in place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Best Buy has several teams that contribute to attracting employees and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce, including the PRIDE Employee Business Network (EBN), the Diversity & Inclusion Team and Human Resources.