TURNING UP OUR COMMITMENT

Our Commitment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community

At AT&T, we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and being the LGBT community’s employer, service provider and business of choice.

 

A HISTORY OF PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION

In 1975, AT&T became one of the very first major American corporations to adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation.

In 1987, LEAGUE at AT&T was established, making it one of the first LGBTQ and ally Employee Resource Groups in the nation, now with 6,000 members across 32 chapters.

In 1998, AT&T adopted one of the first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBT employees.

In 2006, AT&T was one of the first U.S. corporations to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits.

In 2015, AT&T signed onto a “friends of the court” brief at the U.S. Supreme Court to support the business case for marriage equality.

AT&T opposes laws that permit discrimination against any of our employees or customers in conflict with our core diversity values.

DIVERSITY EMPLOYER

At AT&T, diversity and inclusion will always be top priorities

Named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the 14th consecutive year, receiving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for its fair treatment of LGBTQ employees.

Named one of the top companies for LGBT employees by DiversityInc in 2018.

Ranked #3 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Named Corporation of the Year by NGLCC in 2017, and one of the Best of the Best corporations committed to inclusion by the NGLCC and the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2016 – 2018.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

AT&T is committed to supporting organizations and projects that strengthen the LGBT community

AT&T’s 2018 LGBTQ marketing campaign, “Turn Up the Love,” engages consumers with a message of advocacy for LGBTQ youth that encourages vocal allyship for the community. The campaign also promotes The Trevor Project (TTP) and raises awareness of the LGBTQ youth crisis counseling and suicide prevention service provider. AT&T’s products and services help power TTP, and a recent $1 million contribution to TTP is helping the organization expand to serve more LGBTQ youth in crisis.

The LEAGUE Foundation provides scholarships to LGBTQ college-bound high school seniors.

AT&T supports initiatives that promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ youth, including The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention services, HRC’s Time to THRIVE conference, GLSEN’s work to ensure a safe learning environment for all students, and the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s work with parents, educators, faith communities and employers to prevent bullying and build cultures of inclusion and acceptance.

Through funding and employee volunteering, AT&T supports various HIV/AIDS charities, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, SF AIDS Foundation, and AMFAR.

AT&T was a founding member of the HRC Global Business Coalition and the Open for Business coalition promoting equality around the globe.

 

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