The Dow Chemical Company supports the Perceptions Holiday Gala and other Perceptions events; sponsors the local Pride event, participates in the AIDS Walk, and provides funding for scholarships through the National PFLAG organization. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has given the Dow Chemical Co. a perfect score for fair treatment of LGBT employees in the workplace. Recently, Dow joined the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition, which was launched to advocate amending the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act to include protection from discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity”.