6 Companies That Really Embrace The Transgender Community
Many brands are realizing the importance of inclusivenes, and are embracing trans models, causes, employees and consumers. Here are six of them.
The transgender community is at the forefront today more than ever, which is one of the reasons Oxygen is premiering Strut on Sept. 20 at 9/8c. But there are many brands that are realizing the importance of inclusivenes, and are embracing trans models, causes, employees and consumers. Here are six companies that really appreciate and celebrate the trans community. Watch the Strut trailer and check out our list below.
Rain Dove was born to be a Dove model. Just look at her name! The beauty brand features the genderqueer model in its body and beauty-positive #MyBeautyMySay campaign. Plus, you might remember Rain from starring on Oxygen's Living Different.
Clairol is one of the most iconic names in beauty. The hair brand featured the first black transgendered model, Tracey "Africa" Norman in the '70s. No one knew her gender secret back then. 2016 is the perfect time for the beauty to make her triumphant return.
H&M's sister brand Other Stories made waves in the fashion world for its all-transgender campaign in 2015. Models Valentijn De Hingh and Hari Nefstylist as well as photographer Amos Mac, stylist Love Bailey and makeup artist Nina Poon are all transgender.
Target has awesome fashion collaborations and is a one-stop-shop for retail therapy. In 2016, the company took an important stand with an inclusive policy for its restrooms and changing rooms, in which customers who are transgender can choose rooms for the gender with which they identify.
Just do it. The shoe giant has been shouted out as one of the top employers for the LGBTQ community, citing special employee groups that support trans employees.
Orbitz is more than convenient travel. The site has won a perfect rating on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. It has an LGBT employee group that meets on a monthly basis. In 2013, the company signed the Amicus brief sent to the Supreme Court calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. Plus, it's won awards from GLAAD for LGBT-inclusive TV advertising. [Photos: Getty Images, company Facebook]