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American Express

American Express is committed to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.

American Express’ dedicated PRIDE+ Network is committed to raising awareness and advancing changes that allow all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to be respected and valued. Through this new partnership, American Express looks forward to bringing these values and actions into the wider community.

For the past 16 years, American Express has scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, based on its organisation’s policies and practices that support LGBTQIA+ inclusion.  This principal partnership announcement continues the organisation’s commitment and involvement in the 2017 Marriage Equality debate and its work and membership in Open for Business, a coalition of global companies making the economic and business case for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in companies around the world. 

American Express is also an active member of Pride in Diversity and recently received Bronze status in the 2021 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

American Express Australia has been a proud sponsor of LGBTIQ+ organisations and events for many years, including the sponsorship of Mardi Gras Film Festival (2017- 2019), Sponsorship of the OUT leadership Conference (2018- 2020) for Australia, Donations to Twenty 10 and support of Wear it Purple and ACON World Aids Day Red Ribbon Appeal. 

American Express is a WGEA Employer of Choice, with specific policies in place, including Gender Affirmation Guidelines and paid parental leave for all Amex colleagues, including LGBTQIA+ families.

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Acknowledgement

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.