Research among LGBT consumers shows that majority of us want to spend our money with companies that have progressive policies towards their LGBT employees. The only problem is, that information hasn’t been easy to find — until now.
Gaywheels.com has done the footwork and offers this list of gay-friendly manufacturers that sell vehicles in the USA. To be considered gay-friendly, an automakers must, at a minimum, have a policy that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Once you’re armed with the information, you have the choice whether or not to spend your money with companies that are gay-friendly. Of course, we encourage you to vote with your checkbook and support companies who treat their LGBT employees equally.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2018
We’re happy to report that all major automakers doing business in the U.S. now meet the minimum standard for classification as LGBT-friendly. Going forward, we’ll share information with you that shows which have gone the extra mile to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity, to offer medical coverage for trans employees, and more.
The brands listed below are gay-friendly. Please consider their progressive policies towards their LGBT employees when shopping for your next vehicle. Click on a brand name for a list of reviews and articles by Gaywheels.com writers.
Maybach (defunct, now a sub-brand of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz)
The brands listed below do not protect their LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. We encourage you to take their policies towards their LGBT employees into consideration when shopping for your next vehicle.
In some cases, we haven’t been able to get enough information to classify automakers as gay-friendly (or not). We’re still investigating these brands: