Awhile ago it was not usual to find an openly-gay person at a senior position in any organization. This is because while companies claimed to be a welcoming place for LGBTQ+, the reality was far-fetched. People from LGBTQ+ had to fight for their basic rights for a prolonged period. Many people still face a lot of discrimination in the workplace, which is quite hard to fight off and can often be at a subtle enough level that it gets quite hard to prove.
Sometime back, the concept of LGBTQ+ workplace protection was relatively unheard of and many companies used to lay off people based on their sexuality. Moreover, people have now become more vocal against companies that marginalize LGBTQ+. But still, even in today’s world, many companies prefer to have a heterosexual person as their CEO. Having said that, there are many well-known CEOs who came out as gay and became a source of inspiration for the young generation belonging to the LBGTQ+ community.
Here are the top 10 largest companies in the world with gay CEOs.
Bupa Global & UK
Sarah Kate Ellis