- June 23, 2017
Earlier this month, HRC Mississippi joined Toyota of Mississippi for their inaugural LGBTQ Pride Month observance at the company's plant in Blue Springs. Spectrum, the company’s newly formed employee resource group, organized the event, which was an opportunity to introduce the new group and its mission to the larger organization. Rob Hill, HRC Mississippi State Director, attended the event to discuss HRC’s work in Mississippi and report on the recent #LoveYourNeighbor campaign, an LGBTQ awareness initiative in northeast Mississippi funded largely through a grant from Toyota of Mississippi in 2016.
At the end of the event, Toyota announced that it is granting HRC Foundation an additional $20,000 to extend the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign to further raise awareness of LGBTQ issues in northeast Mississippi.
For ten consecutive years, Toyota has earned a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.
Toyota is also a partner of Time to THRIVE, HRC Foundation's the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth everywhere. Toyota (through their Lexus mark) has been an HRC National Corporate Partner since 2009.
HRC is grateful for Toyota's long-time partnership and the company's investment through its plant in Mississippi. We look forward to extending the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign across the Magnolia State.