AXA is a proud gold sponsor of the 2016 New York City Pride Festival

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June 15, 2016

NEW YORK - AXA, a leader in financial protection and retirement, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of NYC Pride 2016 (June 20-26), one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the nation. 

“AXA has a long and proud history of supporting the LGBT community.  We look forward to continuing to send our message of support, particularly to those affected by the tragedy in Orlando, through our sponsorship of NYC Pride as well as our companywide participation,” said David Karr, chairman of AXA Advisors and executive sponsor of the AXA Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG). “Diversity and inclusion are part of AXA’s core values, and we are committed to fostering a culture that enables every employee to bring their whole selves to work each day.” 

AXA was an industry pioneer in offering insurance benefits to same-sex couples, and the company was recently recognized as one of the “best places to work” for LGBT equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, earning a perfect score of 100 percent on their 2016 Corporate Equality Index for a third consecutive year.  AXA’s Global and National ERGs, “Allies@AXA Pride” and “AXA Pride” both create and sustain an AXA presence in the LGBT community, fostering advocacy and action across the 64 countries where AXA’s employees and clients live and work.

NYC Pride Week Event Timeline 

  • To kick off NYC Pride week, AXA will be participating in the Family Movie Night event on June 21st at Pier 63 where the public is invited to stop by an AXA booth for fun, kid-friendly activities.    
  • On June 25th, the “AXA Pride” ERG and “AXA Fit” employee community group are teaming up to participate in the 35th annual Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run in Central Park. 
  • On June 26th, AXA employees will march down Fifth Avenue in the largest Pride celebration in the world.  Be on the lookout for the AXA float!   
  • After the March, participants can visit the AXA booth at PrideFest, the annual LGBT street fair and concert series located on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th street.

AXA will also be celebrating Pride at our other primary office locations.  On June 18th, AXA will participate in (CNY) Pride in Syracuse and AXA is proud to sponsor the Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival on August 20-21st.

Following Pride month, AXA Advisors will be hosting an LGBT Summit July 14-15 in San Francisco.  This annual educational conference is attended by our diverse and dedicated teams of financial professionals and provides a forum to discuss how best to serve the life and retirement needs of the LGBT community. For more information about AXA Pride, visit our Diversity and Inclusion section. Follow us on Twitter @AXA_US and engage using the hashtag #AXAPride.  For a recap of the 2015 Pride March, watch AXA’s highlight video.

About AXA

“AXA” (also referred to as “AXA US”) is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC). 

AXA S.A. (also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015. 

The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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