Updated: Oct 13, 2020
As Pride Month provides a time to celebrate the success and support of LGBTQ members, organizations have taken the mantle to honor the individuals who fall within the community. Verizon is no different. Through the multitude of support it has given, Verizon is leading the charge for the LGBTQ community.
To begin demonstrating support for Pride, Verizon scheduled and attended many pride festivals and activities, bringing their support directly to communities. Similarly, Verizon continued their support of PFLAG by furthering their contributions to the organization.
While many of Verizon's actions have come from direct, personable interactions, a vast majority of their contributions have come from the legal side. This year, Verizon endorsed the Equality Act, an important bill that prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Furthermore, they opposed state bills that are discriminatory against LGBTQ individuals. Verizon senior executives signed a Joint Statement from Tech Industry Leaders highlighting diversity, fairness and equality as integral values to our industry. We also joined Georgia Prospers, a business coalition that opposed anti-LGBTQ state legislation.