Pride@ZS had an action-packed October spreading awareness for global causes related to LGBTQ people.
Our firm’s LGBTQ and ally resource group kicked off October by celebrating the achievements of LGBT icons throughout history for LGBT History Month.
Following the resource group’s monthly global meeting, Evanston ZSers took a photo wearing blue to show their support for the Equality Forum’s celebration, which provides 31 new LGBT role models each year, builds community and makes a statement about the LGBT community’s national and international contributions. Pride@ZS members also tested their knowledge of LGBTQ icons through a quiz and shared some of their own personal role models.
At ZS, we value diversity and inclusion. To mark our commitment to our people, we celebrated coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an ally on National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. The day serves as a reminder that one of the most basic tools for LGBTQ people is the power of coming out.
ZSers in our Evanston and San Francisco offices wore rainbow swag to mark the 29th anniversary of the event.
Pride@ZS pledged to go purple on Oct. 19. The group in Evanston and Princeton stood up against bullying and in support of LGBTQ youth with millions of others across the globe on Spirit Day.
Organized by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Spirit Day encourages companies, leaders, celebrities and the rest of the world to “go purple” to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest anti-bullying campaign in the world.
Pride@ZS plans to continue to support national causes that affect LGBTQ people around the world.