Glamazon, Amazon’s internal LGBT+ affinity group, has been named as a Top 10 LGBT Network in the Global Diversity List 2021. The list celebrates people who work tirelessly to ensure that diversity and inclusion are at the very heart of everything they do.
Set up in 1999 as an email list of happy hours for after work drinks for Amazon’s Seattle-based LGBTQ+ community, Glamazon has grown to over 3,000 members in 60 chapters worldwide and offers an industry-leading range of tools and support for both LGBT+ employees and their allies.
Our Glamazon affinity group run many initiatives and have a lot to be proud of. In 2018 they played a key role in launching our transgender employee guidelines, which aim to boost diversity, support and inclusion across the UK business. The guidelines include best practice on issues such as the correct use of names and pronouns and restroom accessibility.
Each year Glamazon also lead our Pride celebrations here at Amazon, June is always a special time as we celebrate the stories and achievements of our LGBTQ+ colleagues, customers and their communities.
During the pandemic we found new ways of celebrating, with narrated playlists on Pride history and global playlists for Pride celebrations from Amazon Music. Alexa customers could ask, “Alexa, quiz me on Pride”, to test their knowledge on all things regarding Pride, LGBTQ+ history and much more with our Alexa quiz. We also support charitable causes who work hard to support LGBT+ communities, these include Rainbow Road, SAGE, Born Perfect and more.
Find out more about Diversity at Amazon.