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Pride_Banner_723x250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON May 31, 2013

EA Celebrates LGBT Pride Month in June

If you’ve followed us here on The Beat, you know that EA has been involved in promoting equality and diversity for our employees, fans and customers. This June, along with so many others across the globe, EA will stand with our LGBT community celebrating strength, perseverance and unity for all.

Each month at our headquarters in Redwood Shores we rotate the flags we fly to represent the different countries where we reside; but this June, in celebration of what the Pride festivals represent, we will fly the rainbow flag to not only raise awareness and show our support for the LGBT community, but more so, in our desire to work and live in a society with equality. We will have a number of activities throughout the month to celebrate Pride for employees, but we’re also very excited to broaden our participation in Pride Parades around the globe in 2013.

Last year, we had an amazing Pride experience both in Seattle and San Francisco. This year, we wanted to go even bigger. We’ll walk in not only those two cities, but also Los Angeles, Stockholm, Vancouver, Austin and Orlando. EA employees will walk (and shout, and dance…) in these parades in the cities where we work to celebrate Pride and inclusion.  

We can’t wait to celebrate all throughout June and the rest of the year, so stay tuned here where we’ll share photos and stories from these different Pride celebrations.

Comments (16)

  1. Comment Flagged +9 -18
    I'm not sure how I had missed your chatter about this topic in the past but thanks for re-visiting it. From this point forward I will no longer be supporting future EA titles due to your promotion on this topic. You may see this as hatred toward the LGBT community but it is more a display of disapproval and really a direct attack on my beliefs and the things I stand for. The parts of the human body only work a specific way together and it can't get much clearer than how the Creator made them.
    May 31, 2013
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  2. Comment Flagged +3 -8
    HA! GAY!
    Jun 1, 2013
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  3. +8 -2
    I'm gay but what does this have to do with videogames? Is simcity playable now or should I stick to tropico?
    Jun 1, 2013
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  4. +4 -2
    Nice shield EA
    Jun 1, 2013
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  5. +3 0
    Thank you EA once again --Mike from North Korea
    Jun 1, 2013
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  6. +5 -3
    But it's still okay to dislike you because of your business practices right? Okay good, because I'm gay and still hate you :) --Chad from Chad
    Jun 1, 2013
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  7. +5 0
    Thanks again EA. - Olivia from Bolivia
    Jun 1, 2013
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  8. Comment Flagged +3 -5
    I'm gay as ****, I love being a sissy and dressing up in cute clothes and drinking *** I still hate EA
    Jun 1, 2013
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  9. +4 -4
    "Don't support EA games? Why, you must hate gays too!" Stop pretending to be a spokesperson for a group of people you've been known to exploit for cheap PR. You don't care about the LGBT community, you use them as a shield to deflect legitimate, valid criticism of your company. Exhibit A: http://www.ea.com/news/we-can-do-better "This week, we’re seeing posts on conservative web sites urging people to protest our LGBT policy by voting EA the Worst Company in America."
    Jun 1, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      Yeah, right. You failed to post a single link to any conservative website that "rallied against your cause" as you claim. Nevermind that, but you would willingly throw a HUGE demographic of people under the bus - conservatives - in order to protect your image and cast blame for any criticism you receive on people you disagree with. Let's not forget the organized fake protests to make haters of Dante's Inferno look like crazy fools. EA games: Propagandize EVERYTHING.
      Jun 1, 2013
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  10. Comment Flagged 0 -4
    Youve just been HURT FEELINGS AND BUTT RANGED go drink ur moms bredt milk u fart commander i bet u hav a fetish FOR MEN LMAO ur just so made all the time its 2 easy 23 own u "i like to drnikj ***** from my spermbottle while waring my ***** necklace" - u
    Jun 1, 2013
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  11. +1 -5
    Exploiting the gay community for public relation purposes. Just another reason EA is voted the worse company in America. Just sickening.
    Jun 1, 2013
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  12. Comment Flagged 0 0
    test " > '
    Jun 2, 2013
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  13. Comment Flagged 0 0
    console.log('pride');
    Jun 2, 2013
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  14. 0 -4
    Maybe before you celebrate, better to do at least one good game? I seen your last good game in 2008 year. (:
    Jun 2, 2013
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  15. Comment Flagged +1 -1
    ******* GAYS HAHAHAHAHAH
    Jun 7, 2013
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  16. 0 0
    am shocked
    Jun 23, 2013
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