October kicks off the official social season for debutants nationwide. The LGBT community is no exception. Troup Consulting and its clients will be taking part across the board.
On Friday of last week, the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) held its annual Respect Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They honored luminaries such as Marilyn and Jeff Katzenberg, actor Matt Bomer and his husband Simon Halls, as well as legendary producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
On Saturday night, the Human Rights Campaign held its annual National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center. Receiving honors at this mega dinner were NAACP President Ben Jealous, Newark, NJ Mayor Corey Booker, and acting icon Sally Field. One of the highlights of the night was Sally Field being introduced by her recently out gay son and her recounting the experience of her son’s coming out process.
On the near horizon is also Equality California’s Palm Springs Equality Awards Dinner. There, US Senator Barbara Boxer will be honored for her commitment to equality. California Assembly Speaker John Perez will also be honored for his historic career as the first openly gay man to hold that position.
These three events had one thing in common. They were both supported by the generosity of Troup Consulting client AT&T. We are proud to work with a company whose commitment to LGBT equality has longbeen a mainstay in its corporate culture. Here are some of the things you may not know about AT&T:
– First company to have a non-discrimination policy based on sexual orientation
– Has the oldest LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG)
– One of the first companies to offer domestic partnership benefits
– They have a consistent perfect score on the HRC Equality Index
– Named one of the top 10 companies for LGBT Employees by Diversity Inc.
Troup Consulting is proud to help AT&T continue its proud tradition of support for the LGBT community. We are experts on the best ways to build relationships externally and build community internally. That’s because we know that diversity is great for business.
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