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AT&T: Our Commitment to
the LGBTQ+ & Ally Community

AT&T Turn Up the Love is a year-round marketing platform for the LGBTQ+ and ally community. We turn up the love by celebrating important moments for the community, by promoting acceptance, and by connecting you to important resources like The Trevor Project.

A History of Promoting Diversity and Inclusion and Prohibiting Discrimination




  • For more than four decades AT&T has taken steps to protect our LGBTQ+ employees this includes:
    • In 1975, AT&T became one of the first major American corporations to adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. Since then, we have expanded that policy to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
    • In 1998, AT&T adopted one of the first domestic partner benefits programs for employees.
    • In 2006, we were 1 of the first U.S. corporations to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits.
    • In 2021, AT&T launched an employee recognition program called Turn Up the Love This program gives employees the ability to nominate their peers whose passion for supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their commitment to stand for equality in the workplace is inspiring.


Diverse Employer


  • AT&T continues to actively recruit and retain LGBTQ+ talent.
  • Our U.S. domestic workforce is made up of approximately 4,500 people who self-identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Our business practices help create and foster an inclusive environment for all employees. This includes our Transgender Policy which helps AT&T creates a safe environment for employees to dress according to their respective gender identity and empowers our transgender employees to freely use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.
  • To maintain a safe and protected environment that allows employees to be their authentic selves, AT&T includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Code of Business Conduct, Non-Retaliation Policy, and Employee Conduct Guidelines.
  • In 1987, LEAGUE at AT&T was established, making it one of the first-andoldest LGBTQ+ and ally Employee Groups in the nation.
  • LEAGUE now has over 4,190 members across 39 chapters across the nation and is comprised of dedicated employees wanting to make a difference at work and in the LGBTQ+ community.
    • In 2021, the LEAGUE Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to LGBTQ+ high school seniors attending college for a total award of $37,000.



Community Supporter


  • AT&T is committed to supporting organizations and projects that strengthen the LGBTQ+ community.
  • In 2015 and 2019, AT&T signed onto “Friends of the Court” business briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court that have advanced LGBTQ+ rights.
  • In 2018, AT&T announced a multi-year initiative with The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
    • AT&T has committed more than $2.75M to The Trevor Project since 2018 and our dedication to connecting LGBTQ+ youth to The Trevor Project’s life-saving services continues.
    • AT&T and The Trevor Project share the same goal: to end LGBTQ+ youth suicide. Our collaboration has driven more youth to utilize the services and has driven adults, including AT&T employees, to become volunteers for the organization.
    • Since 2018, AT&T has powered The Trevor Project digital crisis counseling services for LGBTQ+ youth, TrevorText and TrevorChat.
    • In June 2021, AT&T announced their continued commitment to the Trevor Project and contributed $375,000 to support The Trevor Project at a time when service demand continues to grow.
  • In 2019, AT&T joined the HRC – Freedom for All Americans Education Fund open letter of major companies and associations broadly condemning state bills that single out LGBTQ+ individuals for discriminatory treatment.
  • AT&T supports initiatives that promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ+ youth, such as True Colors United’s work to end LGBTQ+ youth homelessness.
  • AT&T is a proud sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). For many years, AT&T has been a sponsor of the HRC National Dinner and HRC Foundation programs.
  • AT&T has been an active Corporate Partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). We have sponsored the NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference for many years and our Supplier Diversity team actively partners with NGLCC.
    • AT&T is a member of the HRC Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.
  • Other organizations AT&T supports that benefit the LGBTQ+ community: Out&Equal, LGBTQ Victory Institute, LGBT Tech, SF AIDS Foundation, NCLR, Trans Family Services, StartOut, Lesbians Who Tech, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and Equality California.
  • AT&T is committed to being there for our LGBTQ+ customers whether it be through our sponsorships or collaborations that are seen across the globe.
  • In 2018-2022, AT&T launched AT&T Turn Up the Love, which supports and engages with artists, musicians, and influencers, as well as with LGBTQ+ media outlets to celebrate the culture and promote acceptance and understanding.


Supporting Diverse Suppliers


  • We actively source for and engage LGBTQ+ suppliers for contracts through our supplier diversity program.
  • AT&T has invested $200 billion with businesses and enterprises owned by minorities, women, service-disabled veterans, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities in the last 52 years.
    • Our 2020 supplier diversity spend was $13.2 billion, which represents 5% of AT&T’s procurement spend.

Dedicated to Equality


  • Named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the 18th consecutive year, receiving 100% on the Corporate Equality Index for its fair treatment of LGBTQ+ employees.
  • AT&T ranked No. 16 as a Top Companies for LGBTQ – DiversityInc 2022
  • AT&T recognized on Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for 3 consecutive years.
  • Named one of the Best of the Best corporations committed to inclusion by the NGLCC and the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2021 for the fourth consecutive year in.
  • AT&T has been a DiversityInc “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for 21 consecutive years.
    • AT&T earned the prestigious Hall of Fame spot on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2020 and remained a member of the Hall of Fame in 2021 and 2022.