Gay rights are a major priority for Porsche, as the German automaker proved during this summer’s Christopher Street Day celebration in Stuttgart.
Christopher Street Day is Europe’s version of American gay pride festivals, and it’s observed in numerous cities across the continent. For Stuttgart’s festival during a weekend in late July, Porsche went all-out with a vehicular rainbow: six differently colored 911 models parked in front of the Porsche Museum.
Porsche also flew a rainbow flag over its Stuttgart plant, and employees showed their support for the LGBT+ community by running in this year’s virtual Pride Run.
Gay rights and tolerance are far more than a one-weekend occasion for Porsche. For more than three years, the company’s Department for Equal Opportunities and Diversity has worked hard to build awareness and support for every employee.
“We demand and foster equal opportunities and want to make it possible for all Porsche staff to contribute just as they are, regardless of elements including their gender, ethnic background, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation,” said Andreas Haffner, a member of the Porsche Executive Board for Human Resources.
Here at Gossett Porsche in Memphis, Tennessee, we’re proud of the Porsche stance on tolerance and diversity. No matter who you are, we’ll always strive to make you feel welcomed and included when you visit our showroom.