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LGBTQ+ Rights

LGBTQ+ Rights

LGBTQ+ people should be ensured basic equal rights and the ability to live safely and openly.

Our voice

  • Support the Equality Act
  • Joined Amicus briefs to oppose LGBTQ+ discrimination in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado
  • Signed on as a coalition partner with Compete America to champion equal employment opportunities for LGBTQ+ Americans
  • Member of Open Finance and Out Leadership
  • First bank to add LGBTQ+ to the definition of board diversity for shareholder voting standards
  • Launched Hate is Not Charitable campaign to stop the flow of philanthropic dollars to hate groups, including those discriminating against the LGBTQ+ community
  • One of the first banks to adopt IDNYC, allowing transgender individuals to open bank accounts

Our practices

  • Scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI) which designated Amalgamated Bank as “One of the Best Places to Work” in 2021
  • Provide pro bono services for Immigration Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund through our Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG)
  • Our staff insurance plan includes gender affirming surgery and hormone therapy
  • Our employee handbook provides detailed guidance, policy, and support for gender transitioning individuals
  • Executive management sponsorship of the Pride Employee Resource Group
  • We offer gender neutral bathrooms and allow staff and visitors to use gender specific bathrooms which fit their own gender definition
  • Healthcare and parental benefits are equally provided to all gender identities, as well as to both biological and adoptive parents

Why Amalgamated?

Block
$6 billion

in assets

400+

employees

98 years

of making a difference

Putting our mission into action

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Pride

It feels like ages since we have been able to come together. LGBTQ+ Pride, internationally recognized each June, coincides this year with a mass gathering of every other community, as many of us remove our masks and embrace friends and family for the first time in months.

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racial justice

Today, Amalgamated Bank announced its endorsement of HR 40, which is calling upon the Federal Government to form a Commission to explore reparations for African Americans. As of now, we are the first major U.S. bank to endorse HR 40, but are hopeful we are not the last.

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LGBTQ+ justice

Amalgamated Bank was founded almost 100 years ago to create a diverse, inclusive, and egalitarian community for labor workers. These tenets of our founding are elevated again today as we proudly announce that the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI) has designated Amalgamated Bank “One of the Best Places to Work” in 2021.