AT&T has been a champion for its’ LGBTQ employees for over 40 years! In 1975, AT&T was one of the very first American companies to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. In 1998 we adopted one of the very first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. And in 2006 we were one of the first companies to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits.
In 2018, AT&T and The Trevor Project are working together to help ensure LGBTQ youth in crisis know they are loved and never alone. Through a multi-year $1 million contribution and a robust donation of products and services, AT&T will help Trevor expand its crisis intervention services while teaming up at a series of events to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.
We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce provides the opportunity for all employees to grow and contributes to a stronger, more resilient company. Sharing employee stories is key to strengthening our Diversity & Inclusion program and reaching out to the 250,000+ AT&T employees around the world. Roman Smith, Director of Citizenship & Sustainability, shared his story about being part of the supportive environment at AT&T for LGBT inclusion, and the impact an open, diverse and accepting workforce culture had on his career path. For more information on the AT&T commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit att.com/diversity.
The role of business in the social justice and equity movement
Hear more from some of the organizations, large and small, that are taking authentic action and making long-term, systemic commitments to creating diverse, equitable workforces at Just Brands '21 — May 6-7.