“The American Red Cross places great value on promoting an inclusive and equitable workplace. By bringing diverse talent and perspectives together, we create an enriched workplace, and a more culturally competent organization.”
Chief Development Officer
American Red Cross Mississippi Region
"Belhaven Residential trains its employees on the Fair Housing Act and provides housing to qualified applicants without regard to race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Belhaven Residential recognizes additional unprotected classes who deserve objective consideration and shall be treated with the same respect and dignity as those who fall under legal protections. Therefore, we also offer housing to qualified applicants without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity."
“Equality is our Business. We are proud to display the sticker in the entrance window in our MS office. Mississippi would be stronger and more prosperous if workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and public accommodation were the norm.”
HRC Mississippi is working to advance equality for LGBT Mississippians who have no state or municipal level protections in housing, workplace, or public accommodations; legal state recognition for their relationships and families; state rights to jointly adopt children; and state protections from hate crimes. HRC Mississippi works to realize a future where everyone is treated fairly by changing hearts, minds and laws.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
The original rainbow flag, called the Freedom Flag, was devised by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The design has undergone several revisions since its debut with 8 colored stripes, and today the most common variant consists of 6 stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Picture of Gilbert Baker's original Freedom Flag showing the meaning of the 8 colors.