The LGBT Resource Group is a virtual meeting place for DLA Piper's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel and allies. The group is open to all lawyers and staff of the firm. In addition to providing welcoming support to its members, the group serves as a forum and advisory body on matters of concern to the firm's LGBT personnel and supports projects that promote justice for the greater LGBT community.
For the past nine years, we have scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which measures success in LGBT equality.
Each year in June, the firm recognizes LGBT Pride Month with a national program broadcast by video to all US offices. Recent Pride Month events include a conversation with business leader and LGBT advocate Mitchell Gold, and presentations by PFLAG.
Champions of change
The LGBT resource group has an executive sponsor who is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and who advises the group and helps to champion their objectives.
Acceptance without exception
We are members of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights organization in Europe. We feature in Stonewall's Starting Out Careers Guide for job-seekers from the LGBT community.
To coincide with LGBT History Month in the UK, we were proud to be official festival supporters of the LGBT History Festival in Manchester. A key theme of the festival was the role of law and LGBT, for example, decriminalization of homosexuality. The festival secured such high-profile speakers as Peter Tatchell and Stuart Milk (nephew of Harvey).