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Rex Tillerson

69th United States Secretary of State

—As an employee of Exxon for forty years, including eleven years as CEO, Tillerson served one of the most notoriously anti-LGBTQ Fortune companies. The company held a -25% rating (less than 0%) on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index a full seven years into Tillerson’s tenure as CEO. It wasn’t until the Obama administration and courts began forcing the issue from a federal level that Exxon began making positive changes on LGBTQ equality. How much Tillerson contributed to the change is an open debate.


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