Who we are/Our Mission
Our committee promotes awareness, support, and education of the LBGTQ community by engaging both straight allies and LGBTQ individuals. We strive to educate, innovate, and empower while fostering stronger communities. We support a diversified workplace, so everyone can recognize and embrace their true selves.
What we do
As part of LEAGUE at AT&T’s Ally Committee we give back to the community through various events and volunteer work. Most recently we hosted an educational mental health awareness event titled “Everything is Fine” in the Dallas Concourse Auditorium with kick off presentation by Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt. In addition to events we regularly volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House charities and the Atlanta Food Bank, with room for more opportunities in cities across the country.
How we got started
Due to the recurring question of “How can I support the LGBTQ community as a straight person?” the Ally committee was born. The Ally committee was founded in 2014 in the Georgia chapter of LEAGUE at AT&T and was made National in 2015. The committee was founded with the intent to show unity with LEAGUE and support AT&T’s mission of diversity and inclusion. We are quickly expanding across the country.
Who can join?
Anyone! If you are not currently a LEAGUE member we can add you. If you are already an existing LEAGUE member, please consider also joining the Ally Committee! We are composed of both straight allies and members of the LGBTQ community. The Ally committee meets at least once a month for one hour.