Carnival Corporation Joins UN LGBTQ Initiative

February 2, 2020

Carnival Corporation — who supported OUTBermuda’s legal action in 2018  – announced that they have joined the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business, which is a “global campaign seeking to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people in the workplace and in society.”

“As part of our ongoing efforts to build a sustainable, positive work environment and create opportunities for building a career with our company, we are committed to supporting diversity, inclusion and equality across our nine cruise line brands,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation.

“We salute the U.N. for its leadership and we hope many others will join the initiative. It is not only the right way to operate, but we also believe diversity of thinking plays a key role in driving innovation and providing a competitive advantage, so there are plenty of good reasons to be part of this important effort.”

“The U.N. is grateful to see Carnival Corporation, the leading international cruise provider, join more than 272 of the world’s largest companies in expressing support for the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards for Business,” said Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards.

“Businesses play a key role in keeping the momentum for LGBTI equality globally and Carnival Corporation’s support is a strong signal to the tourism industry and beyond.”

Carnival said, “As part of Carnival Corporation’s commitment to equal rights, the company has been actively engaged in significant efforts on issues such as marriage equality. This includes supporting efforts by OUTBermuda and other LGBTQ community organizations to advocate for the legal recognition of same-sex marriages in Bermuda.

“The company has also shown support through LGBTQ cruises, onboard activities and special events, including the company’s Holland America Line brand sponsoring the 2020 Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus Annual Dinner and Auction, and annual Pride events to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ organizations, including the Los Angeles Pride Parade, Seattle Pride Parade and Southampton [England] Pride.”

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  1. Dumb says:

    Well we have cancelled our family cruise on Carnival as a result of this dumb move!