Ben & Jerry’s has a long and proud history of supporting our LGBTQ+ siblings in the fight for justice. This commitment is grounded in our company’s core values, which include a deep respect for all people and an unshakable belief that everyone deserves full and equal civil rights.
We campaigned with Stonewall to fight for marriage equality in the UK and were over the spoon when it passed into law in 2013! In 2015 we raised our placards once again and encouraged our Irish fans to vote YES in the marriage equality referendum. We've always believed that when love wins, we all win.
These were important steps, but the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over. In the UK and elsewhere, our trans siblings in particular are facing discrimination, violence and sustained roll backs of their rights. Two in five trans people have had a hate crime committed against them in the last year, and two in five trans young people have attempted suicide. That's why we're proud to stand with the trans community and uplift their voices in the fight for equality.
Check out our friends over at Stonewall UK for how to take action to support the LGBTQ+ community, especially our trans siblings.