Addressing misconceptions through dialogue

To move forward we need to talk, and we need to listen. Global issues including the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism, and targeted violence have exacerbated the inequities the LGBTQI+ community already faces, making it all the more important to have a candid conversation. When we speak, people react. Often with messages of support, and sometimes with labels and words of discouragement. The latter was the case for our last year’s campaign. That's why LGBTQI+ people at Microsoft are embracing the uncomfortable and inviting all to a dialogue. Because a dialogue can lead to understanding, and understanding can lead to change.

Let’s talk

What to do when you face detractors and hurtful comments?

LGBTQI+ employees at Microsoft sat down with Dylan Marron of “Conversation with People who Hate Me” to explore how communication can further understanding and lead to change, even when people disagree with you.

Saying and doing

In 1989, Microsoft introduced sexual orientation in our non-discrimination policies. We've attained a 100 score on HRC Corporate Equality Index for 15 years. Most of the countries we operate in today still don’t provide legal protections for LGBTQI+ individuals. While we have a lot of success behind, our journey is just starting. This year we’re taking an action by donating to nonprofits around the world to advance the fight for LGBTQI+ and racial equity. Plus, we’re releasing limited-edition products that are designed with and by the community to give visibility to the groups that have often been overlooked and neglected.

Discover all Pride products Discover LGBTQI+ at Microsoft

We’re donating a total of $250,000 to LGBTQI+ and racial equity nonprofits

To recognize the launch of our Pride campaign and products, we’re contributing to these organizations to help in the fight for equity and equality.

Pride Skin only available in United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Netherlands.

Pride Type Cover only available in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

Xbox Gear only United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Mixer gear only available in United States and Canada.

*Show your Pride in Office for iOS. Download Office for iOS today.