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League at AT&T supports, sponsors, and/or participates in LGBTQ+ events and programs

LEAGUE at AT&T is one of the oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employee resource group (ERG) established in corporate America. Founded in 1987 as a charitable membership organization, LEAGUE at AT&T was comprised of individual chapters, with the first being established in Denver, Colorado.

Representing LEAGUE at AT&T, as a chapter of 800+ members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, LEAGUE DFW champions diversity, networking, professional development, and community involvement, while also contributing to the success of the company by leveraging our identities to create a mutually beneficial relationship between AT&T and its customers. LEAGUE DFW has re-invented itself over the last 2 years with 2019 being a pivotal year extending partnerships throughout the community and increasing member engagement through out of the box and alternative events. The chapter has done this through an innovative leadership team that has extended roles and responsibilities. This structure has pushed us out of our comfort zone and bought new voices into the discussion resulting in new programs and increased engagement. From events at the local LGBTQ Resource Center designed to engage our members in the positive actions and service to our community Luncheon at the Genesis Women's Shelter, Birthday Project Celebration uplifting at risk youth in shelters, to our support of Dallas Hope Charities weekly meals program. The team has extended its reach with a wealth of options. From Gay Bingo Night volunteer support, to Dallas Arboretum member gatherings, quarterly youth nights with at risk LGBTQ+ teens. The chapter also held an innovative LGBTQ+ Pride sing along at the Alamo Draft House and a series of Pride Events including inter-company events and a WNBA Basketball fundraiser at the Dallas Wings Pride Night out Basketball game. In addition, the chapter sponsored a $2.5k 2019 LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship providing resources for America’s LGBTQ+ high school seniors entering their first year of institutes for higher learning. Looking at a mentoring perspective, the group has continued its formal mentoring program with 1:1 groups, in addition to quarterly speaker series bringing in AT&T Officers and also partnering with LGBTQ organizations from other Dallas companies through the North Texas LGBTQ ERG Coalition (NTC). The organization started a Ladies of LEAGUE group to increase participation of our lesbian, bisexual, transgender & ally community and will be a Title sponsor at the second annual LezTalk Dallas Women’s Empowerment Conference bringing together Lesbian leaders and allies from across North Texas. LEAGUE DFW continues their commitment to support, sponsor, and/or participate in various programs and events that support and bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community.

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Chapter CEO: Deirdre L. Coleman

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