Employees: 9,000 locally, 26,000 nationwide
Industry: Insurance The company created an LGBT employee resource group in 2008 that currently has more than 1,100 members. All employees receive diversity and inclusion training upon hire.
Benefits and beyond: Progressive offers medical, dental and vision for same-sex domestic partners.
Industry: Law A national firm committed to inclusive hiring and diverse cases — pro bono work includes a case that resulted in lowered costs for HIV and AIDS drugs.
Benefits and beyond: The company offers same-sex domestic partners health, dental and vision. It also participates in the Lavender Law Career Fair, designed to pair law firms with qualified LGBT candidates.
Employees: 4 locally, 17 nationwide
Industry: Staffing This lesbian-owned, LGBT-certified staffing firm connects qualified LGBT job seekers with employers and helps educate companies on the values of diversity.
Benefits and beyond: Employees of 925Hire enjoy domestic partner benefits, and it's working on a smartphone app that will assist those in the LGBT community with their job search.
Industry: Information technology The company has held various events in conjunction with Plexus — a nonprofit LGBT business community — and is a certified LGBT-owned business through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Benefits and beyond: Fit Technologies offers multiple tiers of health insurance and dental to domestic partners as well as diversity training and management.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Industry:Banking and finance The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland focuses on inclusive interviewing and hiring and a continuing dialogue on the importance of diversity.
Benefits and beyond: Along with domestic partner benefits — medical, dental and vision — the bank also has an LGBT Resource Network Group.
OutSmart Office Solutions
Industry:Office supply The only LGBT-certified partner of Office Depot, which is merging with Office Max, worked with the company to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.
Benefits and beyond: The all-gay staff receives medical benefits and attends the annual National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce conference.
Industry: Health care As one of the region's largest employers, the health care system is dedicated to hiring diverse employees, and its office of diversity provides inclusion training and counseling.
Benefits and beyond: The Clinic was one of the first employers to offer same-gender partner benefits. Employees can attend a course examining sexual orientation and religion in the workplace.
Industry: Law The firm recently hosted a training program for all employees on unconscious bias and participated in various events held by the Greater Cleveland Partnership's Commission on Economic Inclusion.
Benefits and beyond: Employees receive health insurance for domestic partners, and the company has a committee that works toward continuing diversity and inclusion efforts.
The Cleveland Foundation
Industry: Nonprofit The 100-year-old foundation became the first presenting sponsor of Gay Games 9 with a $250,000 grant.
Benefits and beyond: It has sponsored full health coverage for domestic partners for years. This spring, it created a diversity council and hosted an LGBT cultural competency workshop.
Employees: 5,067 locally, 14,361 nationwide
Industry:Banking The bank boasts six perfect scores on the annual Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. It has partnered with a number of philanthropic organizations nationwide.
Benefits and beyond: Key Corp. offers health care, retirement funds, adoption assistance and various other benefits to same-sex partners.