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EQUALITY

The struggle for equality in Parkersburg, WV continues but it must be noted that many of the nation’s largest employers, including businesses in our area, already demonstrate that LGBTQ people are not just tolerated but welcome in their workplace and communities.

Why is extending basic civil rights to LGBT in Parkersburg so difficult? Many people who are anti-LGBT may be surprised to know that some of Parkersburg's largest employers are LGBT inclusive. Here is the WVUP policy.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported Highmark BCBS West Virginia is a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" as rated by the Human Rights Campaign.  

Here is the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 2017 featuring 887 of the nation's largest businesses committed to LGBT Equality and Inclusion. 

Huntington Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion polices attract, develop and retain talent from all backgrounds and they create a culture of inclusion that is welcoming to all.