Content and Creativity Across CBS Divisions Highlight Progress in Equality Movement

CBS, CBS All Access and SHOWTIME® Talent Including “Billions’” Asia Kate Dillon, “Instinct’s” Alan Cumming, “The L Word’s” Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey and “Star Trek: Discovery’s” Anthony Rapp Appear in CBS PSA Campaign

NEW YORK – June 3, 2019 – CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and employees from across the Company are celebrating June’s LGBTQ Pride Month with a creative and compelling schedule of content, events and public service announcements that highlight the equality movement’s progress and CBS’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Everyone at CBS can be proud of the many ways our LGBTQ colleagues – and all of us who support them – are celebrating the achievements of the Pride movement,” said Joe Ianniello, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.

We strive every day to foster a positive, respectful and supportive workplace for all CBS employees,” said Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation, and National Executive Sponsor, CBS Pride, the Company’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group. “Especially considering the 50th anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall Uprising this June, Pride Month is an important moment for us to reflect on progress made and to reaffirm our commitments for the future.”

CBS Pride, which offers LGBTQ and allied employees across the Company a chance to network as well as professional and personal development and other opportunities, has been pivotal in the planning and execution of several of the Pride Month initiatives, including the Company’s sponsorship of WorldPride NYC/Stonewall 50.

The CBS LGBTQ community is excited for the month-long calendar of programs and moments to celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots,” said Court Passant, National Chair of CBS Pride and Vice President, Affiliate Marketing, CBS. “We are grateful for the Company’s and our colleagues’ support this month and all year long.”

LGBTQ Pride Month activities, programs and content across the CBS Corporation include:

Throughout the month of June, SHOWTIME is also sponsoring multiple Pride events including the Genius Pride Event in Brooklyn on Friday, June 7, the Femme Fatale party in New York City on Sunday, June 30 and It Gets Better events in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 8 and in New York on Saturday, June 29. SHOWTIME is also a Pride Weekend sponsor for San Francisco Pride on Sunday, June 30. THE L WORD: GENERATION Q will debut this fall on SHOWTIME.

About CBS Corporation:

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand -- “the Eye” -- one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS All Access, the Company’s direct-to-consumer digital streaming subscription service, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences. For more information, go to


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