I attended the 2010 North American International Auto Show (a.k.a. The Detroit Auto Show) earlier this week as a guest of General Motors. As always it is great to start off a new year with my “other family” of journalists, PR pros and automotive executives at what I call the mother church of the auto industry – Detroit. As usual, we choose the Top 5 new vehicle introductions from gay-friendly companies. My picks for this year are the 2011 Lincoln MKX, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, the 2011 Ford Focus and the 2011 Honda CR-Z.
New York, NY – Gaywheels.com, the only website designed for the LGBT automotive consumer, has updated its listing of gay-friendly car companies to include two brands previously on its non-gay-friendly list – Honda and Acura. Both brands are sold in the U.S. by American Honda Motor Company who quietly changed their policies earlier this year.
We just received a statement from American Honda Manufacturing of Alabama regarding the article we posted earlier today. It reads:
The health and safety of the more than 4,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) is the most important priority in the management of our business. Accordingly, HMA offers health-care coverage that is competitive in our industry and that addresses our associates’ needs in balance with other factors, such as rapidly escalating program costs.