Kirkland is proud to sponsor GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day for the tenth year in a row.
GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization. Spirit Day, which takes place this year on October 20, 2022, 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, equity 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.
“We are incredibly proud to once again sponsor and participate in this important initiative,” said Atif Khawaja, co-chair of Kirkland’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. “Our Firm stands in solidarity with LGBTQ+ youth on Spirit Day and the whole year through.”