On Sunday, the eBay CEO Devin Wenig joined hundreds of employees and sellers and marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. The theme of this year’s parade was “For Racial and Economic Justice.” Throughout Pride Month eBay employees came out to celebrate and support the LGBT community in London and Dublin as well as San Francisco.
eBay has been a long-time supporter of LGBT rights. We have made diversity and inclusion initiatives top priorities at our company and recently hired our first Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper-Campbell. In March we joined more than 100 companies in opposing North Carolina’s House Bill 2, a new law that sanctions discrimination against, and eliminates protection for the LGBT community. Last November we earned our eighth consecutive 100 percent ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for LGBT people. Last year, in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, we hosted LGBT Documentary, “Out & Around,” a film that tells the story of Jenni Chang, eBay’s Director of Geo Customer Solutions & Insights, and her wife.
We look forward to supporting the LGBT community for years to come.