EA gets top marks for workplace equality for second year

EA gets top marks for workplace equality for second year
Ben Parfitt

By Ben Parfitt

December 11th 2013 at 12:03PM

Publisher's proactive stance on LGBT issues also recognised by human rights campaign group

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s LGBT Corporate Equality Index has once again handed EA top marks.

It’s the second year in a row that EA has scored 100 per cent in the index, which analyses equality in the workplace.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement that recognizes corporate policies and practices that demonstrate a commitment to LGBT equality and inclusion,” the publisher said.

“In addition to this exciting achievement, EA was busy around the world throughout the year supporting local Pride Parades where our employees live and work. From San Francisco to Los Angeles, Seattle to Stockholm, Vancouver to Austin and finally in Orlando, everyone who came out to join EA and show their support and pride had an amazing time.

“But this year, EA employees went beyond Pride Parade celebrations and addressed hard issues that face the gaming community when it comes to equality. In February, we hosted the ‘Full Spectrum’ event in New York that brought together thought leaders in our industry to discuss the challenges in creating LGBT characters inside of games as well as how to address issues that arise through player interaction.

“EA also was an official sponsor of the first annual GaymerX convention held in San Francisco in August. This was not only the first year of this event but also the first convention of its kind targeted to LGBT gamers and their allies.

“EA employees also participated in panels at PAX Prime and GeekGirlCon in Seattle to discuss how creating more inclusive work cultures ultimately promote a more inclusive gaming experience.”

This article was originally published on our sister site, MCV