MGM Resorts Continues Sponsorship of Las Vegas Pride Parade
In a steadfast commitment to inclusivity within the gaming sector, MGM Resorts International is set to mark its 17th consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the annual Las Vegas Pride Parade, scheduled for Friday, October 6, in the vibrant downtown of Las Vegas.
With a history as a sponsor dating back to 2003, MGM Resorts has unfailingly underscored its support for the LGBTQ+ community, continually reinforcing its commitment each year. As has been tradition, employees of MGM Resorts will participate in the festive event, marching in unity alongside the company’s float.
MGM Resorts has been an early supporter of the LGBTQ+ community within the gaming and hospitality industry, evident in its progressive initiatives, such as the provision of same-sex health benefits to employees in 2004 and facilitating same-sex ceremonies at its chapels. Furthermore, the company extends complimentary resources for its LGBTQ+ employees to access quality healthcare and has been a consistent advocate for LGBTQ+ human rights within the gaming sphere.
The Human Rights Campaign has acknowledged MGM Resorts’ inclusive initiatives, recognizing it as one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” Notably, it has also attained a perfect score for 11 consecutive years on the Corporate Equality Index, a paramount benchmarking survey that evaluates corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ workplace equality within the gaming and hospitality industry.
In summary, the continual support from MGM Resorts for the Las Vegas Pride Parade not only marks an occasion of celebration but also symbolizes a continued pledge to uphold and advocate for inclusivity and equality within the dynamic landscape of the gaming industry. This commitment manifests not only in sponsorship and participation in events but also through tangible, supportive actions that reverberate positively within the workforce and broader gaming community.
“We are proud to reaffirm our support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate love in all its forms,” said Jyoti Chopra, Chief People, Inclusion & Sustainability Officer at MGM Resorts. “Our participation is an extension of our ongoing efforts to foster a more inclusive and equitable world.”