Around 25 years ago, it was not as usual to find a gay working at a senior position in any company even though various organizations claimed to have LGBT-friendly policies for such people. The situation was different. The people belonging to LGBT community had to fight for their basic rights for a long time. During 2013, the US Supreme Court allowed the federal government to not allow basic rights to people belonging to LGBT community. During the past 5 years, things changed a lot and the US government allowed same-sex marriages followed by similar legalization in other parts of the world. Still, people from this community had to face discrimination in various spheres of life like at workplace. The LGBT people had to fight for their rights which at some stages becomes hard to prove. Due to this reason, these people had to face layoffs by their companies because the organizations were not able to provide gender-based rights and privileges. Things have started to change now as many civil rights organizations and NGOs have become a strong critique about non-provision of equal rights. We have compiled a list of Top 5 Companies with Gay CEOs as shared by Insider Monkey in a Yahoo post.
One of the companies with a Gay CEO is Neptune Flood Insurance. The total turnover of the companies during 2019 was $7 million. Trevor Burgess is the incumbent CEO of the company. He is also the founder of TRB Development. In the past, he was the first known CEO of a bank when discrimination was rampant against people belonging to LGBT community. Trevor married Gary Hess and the couple has a daughter. He won various awards and accolades. Financial Times named Trevor as one of the leading global LGBT executives. Another company is SAGE, which is among the largest and the oldest organizations in the US to focus on uplift of people belonging to LBGT community. The current CEO of the company is Michael Adams. The company reported a total revenue of $13 million during 2019. SAGE was founded way back in the year 1978. Adam joined SAGE in 2006 as Executive Director. He is considered as a staunch supporter of providing equal rights and opportunities to LGBT community. Adams completed his bachelor’s from Harvard University in 1984. You can read more about other companies in this article 15 Biggest Companies with Gay CEOs.