LGBTQIA+ History Month at Amazon is an opportunity for us to promote acceptance and diversity at work and beyond. Just like Pride in June, celebrations are led by Amazon’s LGBTQIA+ affinity group, Glamazon. Run by Amazon employees, Glamazon is a network that champions diversity, supports Amazonians with social and professional opportunities, and promotes LGBTQIA+ acceptance in communities across the globe.
This year we have one more reason to celebrate, as Amazon is listed in The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list. The list is compiled from the Workplace Equality Index - the UK’s leading benchmarking tool for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace. Completing the Workplace Equality Index is a voluntary, annual exercise that enables employers to measure and improve their inclusion practice.
Our placement in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers is a testament to the work done to build awareness, equality and compassion for our LGBTQIA+ employees.
“I’m incredibly proud of this accomplishment,” says Ceysa McKechnie, Chair of Glamazon’s UK board.
"We’ve made real progress over the past two years to ensure Glamazon is accessible to every Amazon employee, across all areas of the business. Our placement in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers is a testament to the work done to build awareness, equality, and compassion for our LGBTQIA+ employees.”
To share our LGBTQIA+ History Month celebrations with customers this year, teams across Amazon partnered with Glamazon to curate collections of content across Prime Video, Books, Audible, Amazon Freevee and Fire TV to shine a light on stories relevant to LGBTQIA+ experiences. Browse the specially curated collections below:
With this years’ theme for LGBTQIA+ History Month being ‘Behind the Lens’, we have scoured our catalogue and found some great books about LGBTQIA+ figures who have made a huge contribution to what we see on screen, including directors, writers, and costume designers.
- Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life by Barbara Hammer
- Gay Directors, Gay Films? By Emanuel Levy
- She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy by Jill Soloway
- Women I've Undressed: The Fabulous Life and Times of a Legendary Hollywood Designer by Orry-Kelly
The Celebrating Queer Voices collection from Audible brings together some of the most compelling stories from LGBTQIA+ voices, ranging from classics that defied societal limitations, to work by emerging talent that is shaping how we talk about and understand the LGBTQIA+ experience today.
- Algorithms, written by and starring Sadie Clark
- How to be gay, by Josh Thomas
- Queer Icons, by Tan France
- Young Mungo, by Douglas Stuart
- Mr. Loverman, by Bernardine Evaristo
Browse Audible’s Celebrating Queer Voices collection.
Movies and TV series
We have an extensive catalogue of movies and TV series to stream on both Amazon Prime and Amazon Freevee, chosen for the stories they tell and for the LGBTQIA+ figures who helped produce them ‘behind the lens’.
Our recommendations included with Prime Video:
- ‘Everybody's Talking About Jamie’, the Amazon Original movie based on the homonymous London West End hit
- ‘Carol’, the award-winning movie starring Cate Blanchet and Roonie Mara
- ‘The Imitation Game’, the award-winning Movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Our recommendations available to rent or buy on Prime Video:
- ‘Milk’, the award-winning movie about the story of Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn
- ‘Brokeback Mountain’, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal
- ‘Boys Don't Cry’, the critically acclaimed drama that navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska
Our recommendations available on Amazon Freevee to stream for free with ads:
- ‘High School’, the Outstanding New TV Series Nominee for 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
- ‘The L Word’, a TV series that focuses on the lives and loves of a group of lesbian and bisexual women in Los Angeles
- ‘Stonewall’, a coming-of-age drama which follows the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC
Read more about Glamazon and how the employee network was shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards.