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Nissan North America is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equality. This commitment isn’t reserved just to our workplace and facilities, but extends to the world as a whole.
For the past four years we’ve received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. This perfect score earns us a spot on the list of the best corporations in America for LGBTQ Equality.
One of our more prominent recent initiatives was the updating of our corporate policies to include gender expression and identity under the same umbrella that protects against discrimination based on age, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.
We are also very proud of our Gay Straight Alliance—an internal organization that works to help build a respectful, inclusive and supportive work environment for all Nissan employees, vendor partners, and customers. We also work closely with organizations like Out & Equal and The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce to foster the same kind of environment in the rest of the community.
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of L.A. Pride Festival's Plaza Stage.
LGBTQ EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
In 2017, we’re sponsoring 11 Pride events across the United States — celebrations that will be attended by more than 5,000,000 people.
The Capital Pride Festival in Washington, DC
June 10-11, 2017
Nissan is the proud presenting sponsor of Capital Pride’s Monument Stage
The Capital Pride Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity throughout the year. Each June, Capital Pride produces the annual Celebration of Pride in our nation’s capital. It’s one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country and includes the Pride Parade, Festival, and Concert. capitalpride.org
The L.A. Pride Festival
June 10-11, 2017
Nissan is the proud presenting sponsor of L.A. Pride’s Plaza Stage
LA Pride was the world’s first organized and permitted gay rights parade. The first parade took place on June 28, 1970, in response to, and in commemoration of, the Stonewall Riots that took place the previous year in New York City. In the 47 years since, LA Pride has built not only a strong foundation, but a strong voice for the LGBTQ community across the greater LA area. lapride.org
Boston Pride Week
June 2-11, 2017
City Hall Plaza
The 2017 Boston Pride Week took place June 2 -11 and culminated in the 47th annual parade on June 10. The week featured a “Stronger Together” theme, which was on display Saturday when the Pride Festival and Concert took over City Hall Plaza after the parade. bostonpride.org
June 17-18, 2017
Civic Center Park
PrideFest is a free festival and Colorado’s biggest celebration of LGBTQ Pride. It’s also the largest annual fundraiser for the LGBT Community Center of Colorado - a non-profit organization that serves more than 47,000 people annually with programs for LGBTQ youth, seniors, and Colorado’s transgender community. glbtcolorado.org/pridefest
June 18, 2017
The first official Philly Pride Parade was an impromptu affair that coincided with a rally held by the Lesbian and Gay Task Force at Love Park. This event – first held in the late 1980’s – was so successful that it led to the formation of Lesbian & Gay Pride of the Delaware Valley. This new organization’s goal was to host an annual parade and festival at Penn’s Landing. More than 35 years later it continues to grow, now under the name of Philly Pride Presents, and welcomes over 25,000 participants every year. phillygaypride.org/
June 25, 2017
Hudson Street between Abingdon Square & W. 14th Street
Nissan is the Official Vehicle of the NYC Pride Parade Grand Marshal
New York’s PrideFest celebrates its 24th year in 2017. This annual street fair brings together more than 2,000,000 people from New York and the world over. Locals, tourists, families, artists, musicians, community and political leaders and anyone else you can think of (it is New York, after all) come together to celebrate diversity in the way only New Yorkers can. This year, multiplatinum selling recording artist LeAnn Rimes is the headliner. nycpride.org
June 24-25, 2017
Public Square Park
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of Nashville Pride’s Main Stage
Nashville Pride grows every year, and this year over 150,000 people will enjoy top-notch entertainment from the Nissan Main Stage, as well as food, entertainment, and goods from more than 200 local businesses, artists, and nonprofits. nashvillepride.org
Northalsted Market Days
August 12-13, 2017
Boys town (Chicago)
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of the Nissan Celebrate Equality Stage
Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2017, Northalsted Market Days is the largest street festival in the Midwest. Known for its vast and eclectic array of unique talent, food, drink, arts, and crafts from across the world, the festival attracts more than 180,000 people to celebrate equality every year on Halsted Street and in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. northalsted.com/events/northalsted-market-days/
August 26, 2017
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of Austin Pride’s East Stage
Austin Pride is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy event in Central Texas. This one day festival draws over 350,000 people — more than either the Austin City Limits Musical Festival or SXSW draw on their best days. 2017 marks Nissan’s first time sponsoring Austin Pride and the East Festival Stage. austinpride.org/pridefestival
Come Out With Pride Orlando Festival
October 14, 2017
Lake Eola Park
Public Square Park
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of 'Come Out With Pride’s Main Stage'
Orlando’s first Come Out With Pride event was held in October of 2005, to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th and National Gay and Lesbian History Month. Since that day, Come Out With Pride has grown into a major Pride event, becoming one of the largest Pride festivals in all of Florida and attracting more than 150,000 people. Between the vendors, entertainment offerings, Disney Kid Zone, parade, fireworks, and a huge variety of food and beverage choices, this event caters to central Florida’s diverse demographic. comeoutwithpride.com
Atlanta Pride Festival
October 13-15, 2017
Nissan is the presenting sponsor of Atlanta Pride’s Local Talent Stage
Atlanta Pride’s roots go all the way back to the summer of 1970 — the year after the historic Stonewall Riots in New York City. Every year since, Atlanta Pride has grown as an event and an organization. Over the years they’ve welcomed such speakers as Coretta Scott King, and celebrated the repeal of antiquated, discriminatory laws aimed at Georgia’s LGBTQ community. Atlanta Pride is the largest Pride event in the Southeast, and more than 300,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event that coincides National Coming Out Day. atlantapride.org
2017 GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES
For the third year running, Nissan is proud to sponsor the Gay Softball World Series. The six-day event will take place in Portland, Oregon from September 3-10, and will bring in more than 10,000 athletes, coaches, and supporters.
LOGO'S TOP 25 TRAILBLAZING COMPANIES
Nissan is proud to be named to LogoTV’s 2017 list of “Top 25 Trailblazing Companies”. To be included, a company has to show a true commitment to the LGBTQ community through “inclusive advertising, policy support, representation in spokespeople and chief executives, donations and sponsorships, website engagement and social media”.
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