The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s LGBT Corporate Equality Index has for the second year in a row handed EA top marks for 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.”