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Southwest Airlines is Honored as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality



For the second consecutive year, Southwest Airlines earned the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” for receiving a perfect rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index.


I am very proud that Southwest has been named as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the second year in a row. We are dedicated to continuing to provide our LGBT Employees—and all of our Employees—with a great work environment where they can not only be themselves; they are celebrated for being themselves. 


This recognition reflects Southwest’s continuous efforts to put Employees first, offer great benefits, and positively impact the communities we serve. Southwest Airlines has been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community and is proud of the continued community relationships it has with organizations that are working hard to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community.


The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.


For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit