AT&T is passionate about accepting people for who they are, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. And we’ve believed this for a long time! AT&T added sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause in 1975 and then established an employee resource group for LGBTQ+ employees in 1987. In 1998, we became one of the first to provide domestic partner benefits to our employees who have same-sex partners.
AT&T also stands true to this commitment of equality by using our “voice” in support of The Equality Act. It was reintroduced in the U.S. House earlier this year, and we want to see it signed into law. This is why AT&T, and 176 other companies, are standing together in the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act.
Another one of our longstanding commitments has been connecting LGBTQ+ youth when it matters most with The Trevor Project. They provide essential crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth, who are, sadly, 4x more likely to attempt suicide. This year, The Trevor Project’s TrevorText and TrevorChat services became available 24/7 thanks to AT&T’s support, products and volunteers. Now, The Trevor Project can help 3x as many people who are in crisis thanks to these new services. There is no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to get involved with this life-saving organization.
You can learn more about how AT&T is driving the conversation of LGBTQ+ acceptance and inclusion, this Pride season and all year long, on our platform — AT&T Turn Up the Love.