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Celebrating Pride month with L'Oréal

Pride: more than a month, a movement 

In June, the world will march in support of all identities. At L'Oréal, this day represents more than a gathering, it is the expression of a movement that has been underway for several years. Every day at L'Oréal, we support diversity, equality, and inclusion by taking actions to create a safe and more inclusive world for all. We encourage all our partners, customers, and employees to proudly display their unique and varied identities.

Proud of our track-record of supporting LGBTQIA+ rights

Margaret Johnston-Clarke, Global Chief DE&I Officer presents L'Oréal's concrete actions, objectives, and ambitions supporting the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQIA + community. L'Oréal is committed to making the world a safer place for all identities.

  • 1st sponsors of the United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business
  • Top 100 of those companies recognize by the “Refinitiv’s Diversity & Inclusion Index 2022”
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, since 2021

Proud to be! 

A movement launched to highlight diversity within the L'Oréal teams and to give a voice to those who want to assert their identity! L'Oréal supports all our employees, partners and customers in their self-acceptance, and strives to highlight initiatives in favor of diversity, equality and inclusiveness. At L'Oréal, we believe that everyone has the right to live as they want and to be proud of who and what they are. It’s a process that can involve difficult moments of doubting and questioning. Now, we believe it is time to proudly affirm choices made and to carry your message loud and clear!

Our employees, Catherine ( Scientific Communication), Alexandre ( Corporate Event Director) and Visna ( Global Digital Director)  are showcasing what they are proud of!

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Proud of our brands celebrating and supporting LGBTQIA+ communities around the world

Margaret Johnston-Clarke, tells how proud we are to be working with brands committed to the LGTBQIA+ community.

All of the Group’s brands are aligned in our commitment to DE&I. Here are a few recent initiatives working to promote the rights of LGBTQIA+ people:


is the official sponsor of the New York Pride March since 2010.  In 2017, Kiehl’s raised up to $35,000 for The Tegan and Sara Foundation, The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Ali Forney Center and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. 

Read more about Khiel's commitment 



is committed to fight LGBTQIA+ discrimination and launched its brand cause: Proud Allies for All, in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in 2020. In 2022, in France, NYX Professional Makeup in collaboration with TÊTU has created a program of training and awareness in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Discover NYX's Proud Ally for All


Viktor & Rolf

launched in 2021 a long-term partnership with global not-for-profit GLAAD. Through this partnership, Viktor & Rolf hopes to amplify voices of the LGBTQ+ community, raise awareness and contribute to positive change. 

Discover Viktor&Rolf Partnership With GLAAD


Redken Canada

with It Gets Better launched Empowerment Through Hair in 2021, a program which places a spotlight on people usually not put forward and usually not focused on, celebrating their uniqueness and beauty. In 2022, Redken Canada donated $20,000 towards a Transgender Awareness Toolkit, which included social media posts, an education guide, and a capstone video. In 2023, the brand is working on high school program co-creating with It Gets Better Canada to focus on in-person anti-bullying workshops related to gender identity and the LGBTQIA+ community.  The brand is contributing $50,000 towards this program, which will help to hire ambassadors from across Canada to provide tangible support and education for high school students on this important topic.

Discover Redken partnership with It Gets Better



welcomes and celebrates all humans and all hair types, was the corporate sponsor for the CENTER Gala in February 2020 and works and has worked with many influencers and celebrities from the LGBTQ+ community, including Peppermint, Laverne Cox and Rita Baga.


Proud of our work on Advocacy & Awareness

Margaret Johnston-Clarke, Global Chief DE&I Officer,  reaffirms our pride in our collaboration with partners committed to LGTBQIA+ communities.


Supporting LGBTQIA+ communities is more than just marching at Pride.  At L’Oreal we believe that everyone should have the choice to live with authenticity and carry themselves with pride each and every day.  We have put in place policies to support our LGBTQIA+ employees in the workplace, have visible role-models across the organisation and are working to ensure representation in our advertising.   

Focus on L’Oréal’s strong commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As the world’s number one beauty company – our goal is to be the most inclusive beauty leader and contribute to a society in which everyone can live safely, peacefully and equally. Our ambition is to build a company that is as diverse as the world around us and celebrates the infinite diversity of our employees, partners and consumers

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