Blue Shield of California

Stonewall Philanthropy Award – Blue Shield of California

As a mission-driven, nonprofit health plan celebrating its 80th year anniversary, Blue Shield of California is committed to diversity and equality for all. We couldn’t be prouder to recognize, celebrate and invest in our LGBTQ+ employees, members and community at large.

In addition to being Presenting Sponsor of the San Diego Pride Parade, we’ve actively supported numerous LGBTQ+ organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, the SF AIDS Foundation, Out & Equal and PFLAG to name a few. Our belief in the importance of celebrating diversity extends to how we do business by consciously including a diverse supplier base. In 2019, we were recognized by the Golden Gate Business Association as one of the Top 10 Insurers for championing the inclusion of the LGBT Business Enterprises as part of the California Insurance Commissioners Diversity Initiative.

Diversity and inclusion is a key cornerstone to building a great place to work, and prioritized at all levels of our company. We actively recruit for new talent at LGBTQ+ career events. For the third consecutive year, we are humbled to have achieved a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, recognizing us as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

Blue Shield of California’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at an affordable price. We’re committed to those seeking affirming and nondiscriminatory health care and resources within the LGBTQ+ community, and cover a range of preventive services and screenings for our members that identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. For those seeking gender reassignment we do not exclude benefits.

We recognize our shared humanity, which we proudly reflect in our new ad campaign. Being able to live our values through work is what Blue Shield of California Stands for. It’s what makes us proud to be Blue.


About San Diego Pride

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.