Nissan: Nissan celebrates LGBTQ pride, revs adult for 40th Annual NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series

Posted on 16. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan earnings for second year as a unite of a North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) Gay Softball World Series.
  • Partnership expands to move a internal village together by Pride and other LGBTQ events.
  • Engaged employees and allies are a pushing force behind Nissan’s LGBTQ overdo efforts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan currently announced it is furthering a partnership with a North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) to unite a 40th Annual Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) from Aug 15 to 20 in Austin, Texas. This is a second year Nissan is sponsoring a series, and is expanding a partnership with internal NAGAAA softball leagues during LGBTQ and Pride events by a finish of 2016, including Long Beach Pride, L.A. Pride, Capital Pride, Nashville Pride, San Francisco Pride, New York City Pride, Atlanta Pride and Orlando Pride as good as Northalsted Market Days in Chicago.

“Pride is about bringing a village together. So, we’re anxious that we can extend a partnership with Nissan to work some-more closely with a internal happy leagues as good as applaud a 40th anniversary of a Gay Softball World Series together in Austin,” pronounced Chris Balton, commissioner of NAGAAA.

Created in 1977, a North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Open Division is a not-for-profit general sports classification comprised of group and women dedicated to constrained pledge entertainment for a LGBTQ community. The classification was shaped after a initial Gay Softball World Series.

“Our LGBTQ overdo is a indicate of honour for employees and helps us attract not usually new business to a Nissan code though also intensity employees,” pronounced Erich Marx, director, Marketing, and executive unite of Gay Straight Alliance during Nissan. “The Gay Softball World Series is a good fit for Nissan and gives us a possibility to get concerned in a village and benefaction a compelling, personalized knowledge with a vehicles and a brand.”

More than 185 teams from 43 cities opposite a United States and Canada are participating in 6 days of events, including opening and shutting ceremonies, a multi-division contest and village events. The array is approaching to pull some-more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and fans.  

Since 2013, Nissan has scored a ideal 100 in a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for a LGBTQ-inclusive policies and joining to a community. The association was among a fastest risers in a story of a index.

Nissan’s Gay Straight Alliance Network (GSAN) is a pushing force behind a company’s LGBTQ overdo efforts. Nissan also offers thorough advantages and Championing Diversity workshops for employees, and a “Diversity and Inclusion” group works closely with advocacy groups such as a HRC to expostulate a enlightenment of equivalence in a workplace. Other Nissan LGBTQ sponsorships embody a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and a array of informal events and groups.

Nissan will showcase one of a possess all-stars during a series, a 2016 Maxima, also famous as a “4-Door Sports Car.” The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) designated a 2016 Maxima as a Top Safety Pick Plus with a “Superior” rating for front pile-up impediment for those models versed with Forward Emergency Braking.

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NAGAAA was shaped to inspire a appearance of happy group and lesbians in orderly softball competition. Currently, over 800 teams in 43 leagues opposite a United States and Canada are members of NAGAAA. Teams representing these leagues attend in a NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series (GSWS), hosted any year in a opposite member city. 

The NAGAAA Open Division teams include of men/women churned teams or exclusively masculine teams. We have 5 groups of play — A, B, C, D and Masters (individuals that have reached 50 years of age). These multiplication designations associate to a rival turn of play, with “A” being a many skilled, and a “D” ancillary a some-more recreational levels of play.

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