Press Release

Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD Spirit Day for Fifth Year in a Row

Kirkland & Ellis is proud to announce that it will sponsor GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day for the fifth year in a row.
GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Spirit Day, which takes place this year on October 19, 2017, is the largest and most visible international anti-bullying campaign in the world that aims to accelerate the acceptance of LGBTQ youth. Spirit Day inspires millions of people around the world to wear purple or “go purple” online in a unified stance against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth.
Kirkland has been a proud official international sponsor of Spirit Day since 2013. Each year, the Firm demonstrates its support on Spirit Day by encouraging attorneys and staff in all offices worldwide to wear purple, celebrate diversity, and continue important conversations about diversity and inclusion within the Firm, the legal profession and the community. Kirkland also contributes to GLAAD’s Spirit Day Fund, which supports GLAAD’s year-round efforts to combat bullying, protect LGBTQ youth and garner participation in Sprit Day each October.
“The mission of GLAAD’s Spirit Day aligns with Kirkland’s commitment to promote equal rights and opportunity for LGBTQ persons, within our workplace and beyond,” said Kirkland partner Edward Sadtler, a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the Firm’s LGBT Subcommittee. “We are proud to stand with GLAAD in support of LGBTQ youth as a sponsor of this important campaign.”  
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