The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, recently released its 2008 list of the "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality."
A total of 195 companies scored a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, which measures policies and practices implemented to promote fairness and equality in the workplace for GLBT employees.
"We honor the companies awarded for being the 'Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality,'" says Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "Each of these companies is working hard to transform their workplaces and make them safer for millions of employees around the country. We can now say that at least 10 million employees are protected on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity on the job."
One of the CEI's major findings was that a majority of rated employers now offer workplace protections on the basis of gender identity -- 58 percent. That number has increased from 29 percent in 2005.
The listing of honored companies is categorized by industry.