Press Release

Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD Spirit Day

Kirkland & Ellis is proud to announce that it will sponsor GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day for the seventh year in a row.
GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Spirit Day, which takes place this year on October 17, 2019, 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 Kirkland employees worldwide to wear purple, celebrate diversity and inclusion, and continue important conversations 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.

“As a Firm, Kirkland’s commitment to promoting equal rights, opportunity and inclusion for the LGBTQ community aligns with the mission of GLAAD’s Spirit Day,” said LGBT Subcommittee co-chair Tana Ryan. “Our attorneys and staff are proud to participate and show their support for LGBTQ youth.”

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