We stand with the community and are committed to drive change

June 20, 2020

We support the LGBTQIA+ community and are committed to equal treatment, equal opportunities and equal rights.

For over 50 years, fighting discrimination, inequality and injustice has always been at the heart of Pride. Among the first to raise their voices for equality were Black and Brown members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Mastercard® honors the brave trailblazers of Pride and pledges our unwavering support to Black and Brown members of the LGBTQIA+ community today. We’re proud to support the voices of GLAAD’s NEON Legacy Series, a moving collection of photo and video content by Black LGBTQIA+ creators which honors community trailblazers.

We stand alongside organizations like GLAAD, The National Urban League and others to foster initiatives and programs that continue the tremendous efforts that all trailblazers, past and present, have made. And to learn from them.

And we’re pushing for industry changes like True Name™, which allows the trans and nonbinary community – whose Black and Brown members are significantly at risk – to use their chosen names on their cards.

But that is just a part of our journey. It’s going to take a lot more listening, a lot more talking, and a lot more action from all of us.

We are committed to this.

And to equal treatment, equal opportunity and equal rights.

Read more about the policies and actions we are taking