If you work in the U.S. auto industry and you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered, we want to hear from you!
Gaywheels would like to profile a wide range of employees from across the sector. Whether you’re on the assembly lines or in a corner office, whether you’re at company HQ in Detroit or a small rural dealership, we’d love to learn more about you.
Why? Well, Gaywheels was begun for a couple of reasons: (1) to help LGBT shoppers find up-to-date info on cars and the companies that make them, and (2) to show the auto industry that the LGBT community is valuable — not only as customers, but as employees, too.
We like to think that over the past decade or so, there’s been a major shift in the way that car companies treat their LGBT workers. Today, most automakers sit comfortably on our gay-friendly list, and as you can see from the map above, a growing number of states protect LGBT employees from discrimination, no matter what their field of work may be. But we realize that what’s written in policy manuals and what happens from 9-to-5 can be very different things.
If you’d like to share your story with us, please use the Gaywheels contact form to tell us a bit about yourself. Be sure to put “LGBT employee” somewhere in the subject line so it gets routed to the right place. We’ll follow up via email.