Hyundai Extends Support for the LGBTQ Community with Several Partnerships in 2021

  • All-New 60-second Hyundai Commercial Celebrates the LGBTQ Community
  • Hyundai is the Presenting Sponsor of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards and the Official Automotive Sponsor of 2021 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 14, 2021
 – Hyundai has a history of supporting the LGBTQ community and continues to do so with several activities this month. This includes a new commercial and sponsorships of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards and 2021 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival.

“At Hyundai, we place a high value on inclusion and diversity and are proud to partner with organizations that fight for LGBTQ rights every day,” said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “It is important for us to support this community from both a consumer and employee perspective. In fact, Hyundai has achieved a 100 percent score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for five consecutive years for efforts across the organization.”

Spec Spot
Hyundai partnered with the 2020 Hyundai Emerging Director award winner, Lauren Neal, and LGBTQ-owned production company, Canyon Road Films, to develop an all-new commercial. The 60-second spot, Chosen Family, celebrates the LGBTQ community and how families can be who you chose. It will play at Outfest, the GLAAD Media Awards and NewFest on-site events, as well as virtual streaming events.



Link to Chosen Family:

32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
Hyundai was the presenting sponsor of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, an event that celebrates and honors media for its fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. Hyundai’s partnership included a wide range of digital branding and inclusion of the all-new Tucson in CHIKA’s musical performance. CHIKA, who received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist, performed “FWB” and “Save You.” The awards show took place on April 8, 2021 and can be viewed on GLAAD’s YouTube and Hulu. For more information on GLAAD visit

2021 Outfest Fusion
Hyundai is also the official automotive sponsor of the 2021 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival. The virtual and drive-in festival brings the city’s diverse populations together, providing a safe space and a valuable platform to amplify the voices of LGBTQ artists of color, both professionally and personally. Hyundai’s partnership includes a wide range of digital branding and a socially-distanced on-site experience. The festival takes place from April 16-20, 2021 online and at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. For more information and tickets, visit

At the drive-in festival, Hyundai will have a front row VIP experience where filmmakers, influencers, and other VIPs can use the Hyundai TucsonNexo, Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, Kona Electric or Elantra for their viewing pleasure. All vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines. Hyundai will also be represented with the screening of Chosen Family as well as their Chosen Family “Behind the Scenes” documentary.

In addition, Hyundai will present one talented filmmaker with the 2021 Hyundai Emerging Director Award. The winner will get to direct Hyundai’s 2022 LGBTQ spec spot with a seasoned production team and a Hyundai-funded production budget.

The above LGBTQ initiatives and content is produced and managed by agency R&CPMK.



Hyundai Motor America
At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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