Featured: How Marc Benioff Unknowingly Inspired Our LGBTQ Non-Profit to Pivot Our Focus & Launch the “Pride Inside” Movement

For well over a year, I have watched in awe as Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, unapologetically wielded his business clout to unwaveringly support LGBTQ equality and challenge those trying to legislate hate. In 2015, Marc expressed his outrage over Indiana’s legislation in support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would have empowered businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Instead of just relying on the limited impact of his words, Marc put the full force of his business influence and network behind an effort to change the law. He started by recruiting 70 powerful executives, many from the tech community, to sign a joint statement condemning the law.

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