The 20 Most Gay-Friendly Firms on Wall Street

by Derek Loosvelt | October 12, 2010

In honor of the federal injunction against the U.S. military's 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy, we thought it apropos to highlight our latest LGBT banking diversity rankings, released late last month.

In case you missed it, for the second year in a row, investment banking whipping boy Goldman Sachs topped the charts, garnering the firm the distinction of most gay-friendly firm on Wall Street. Goldman insiders say that "across the board, the firm is strongly committed to diversity hiring."

In second place was New York-headquartered banking boutique Centerview Partners, where "LGBT individuals are encouraged to seek employment, and have all and every opportunity to succeed." Rounding out the top three was Houlihan Lokey, a bank that topped several categories in our quality of life rankings this year. Houlihan insiders say the bank has several "openly gay professionals" and hires "with a blind eye to sexual preferences."

For more on LGBT diversity, check out the complete 2011 rankings as well as a previous post, Wall Street Hearts Gay Marriage.

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