MGM Resorts returns as presenting sponsor of Las Vegas Pride Parade

October 2, 2023 12:54 PM
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  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
October 2, 2023 12:54 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports

MGM Resorts International Monday announced that will be the presenting sponsor for the Las Vegas Pride Parade, scheduled for Oct. 6 in Downtown Las Vegas. MGM has been the presenting sponsor of the Pride Parade since 2003.

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MGM Resorts employees again will join the celebration, marching alongside the company’s float.

“We are proud to reaffirm our support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate love in all its forms,” MGM Resorts Chief People, Inclusion & Sustainability Officer Jyoti Chopra in a statement. “Our participation is an extension of our ongoing efforts to foster a more inclusive and equitable world.”

According to the company, MGM Resorts was one of the first organizations in the gaming and hospitality industry to offer same-sex health benefits to employees in 2004, and same-sex ceremonies at its chapels. The company offers free resources for its LGBTQ+ workforce to find quality healthcare, and has consistently been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ human rights.

The Human Rights Campaign recognized MGM Resorts as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality, achieving a perfect score for 11 consecutive years on the Corporate Equality Index, a benchmarking survey measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.