Celebrating IDAHOBIT and Promoting LGBTQIA+ Equality

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 17, 2023

Levi Strauss & Co. is proud to take a stand against harmful misconceptions on this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Established in 2004, IDAHOBIT aims to raise awareness of the violence and discrimination faced by individuals with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

“Today, we pause to deeply contemplate the persistent challenges and pervasive discrimination endured by the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide. It is a solemn reminder that we must collectively and individually rally for justice and relentlessly advocate for equality,” said Gareth Whalley, head of diversity, equity and inclusion, Europe.

To mark the day, members of our global LGBTQIA+ employee resource groups (ERGs) shared what IDAHOBIT signifies for them. Watch the video below to see their perspectives.

At LS&Co., our commitment to sustaining a culture where everyone experiences a genuine sense of belonging and can authentically express themselves persists undeterred. We remain resolute in our endeavors, working to ensure that our company is a place where each person’s unique identity is celebrated and valued. Together, let us forge ahead on this journey, striving to make a lasting difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ people everywhere.

Read our 2022 DE&I Impact Report to learn more about our commitment.