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12/16/2015 12:15 pm ET Updated Dec 16, 2015

New Study Reveals The Most LGBT-Inclusive Companies

Are you supporting the right businesses?

Logo and Witeck Communications revealed a study last week that documents 25 of the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-inclusive companies whose work is paving a way for queers in and outside of the business world.

Called Top 25 Trailblazing Companies of 2015, the study named Google, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Marriott and Gap as the top five, based on an expansive set of criteria. Logo provided the following infographic as an explanation for how these 25 companies were chosen: 

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“It’s one thing to craft an HR manual that says all the right things,” Todd Sears, Founder & Principal of Out Leadership, said in a press release. “It’s quite another for a company to live its inclusive values every day -- bravely stepping forward and identifying LGBT customers as important and equal members of their communities. We applaud these companies for their leadership, and for demonstrating that including LGBT people is not just the right thing to do, but also the smart business play. LGBT-inclusive branding pays exponential dividends, because as we're increasingly seeing in our global work, our friends, families and allies are paying close attention, too."

Want to see the other 20 companies who made the list? Head here.

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