Kirkland & Ellis is proud to announce that it will sponsor GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day for the sixth year in a row.
GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Spirit Day, which takes place this year on October 18, 2018, 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.
“Across the globe, Kirkland employees are proud to show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and take part in this important annual campaign,” said Kirkland partner Edward Sadtler, a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the Firm’s LGBT Subcommittee. “Kirkland is committed to supporting GLAAD in its mission to speak out against LGBTQ bullying, on Spirit Day and every day.”
More information on Spirit Day here.