Press Release

Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD Spirit Day

Kirkland is proud to sponsor GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day for the ninth year in a row.

GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Spirit Day, which takes place this year on October 21, 2021, is the world’s largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign 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 to take a unified stance against bullying and to show solidarity with LGBTQ youth.

Kirkland has been a proud official international sponsor of Spirit Day since 2013. Each year, the Firm supports 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 Spirit Day.

“GLAAD Spirit Day promotes the foundational values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for everyone,” said Diversity & Inclusion Committee co-chair Ranesh Ramanathan. “Our attorneys and staff are proud to once again stand with LGBTQ youth through participation in this important initiative.”

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