AT&T Partners with GLAAD to Launch 5th Annual Live Proud Campaign

AT&T is launching its 5th Annual Live Proud campaign with the theme, "We are Bold."

(Originally published on ATT.com)


AT&T (No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) is kicking off June with the launch of its 5th annual Live Proud campaign. From June 1 – July 31, Live Proud invites the LGBT community and its allies to celebrate self-expression, live with pride, and exemplify this year's theme, "We Are Bold"*

This year's "We Are Bold" theme encourages the LGBT community and its allies to share affirming messages of freedom, confidence and unity as AT&T honors the community's achievements and look ahead. "We Are Bold" recognizes the power of being authentically you and the importance of living with pride.

To join the Live Proud campaign, the company is inviting participants to declare "We Are Bold" in various ways. You can post what "We Are Bold" means to you on your social channels, using either #ATTLiveProud or #WeAreBold.

AT&T will make a $1 donation to GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, for every hashtag use, up to $50,000 total.* Additionally, for every purchase resulting from clicks on "Support GLAAD and Shop AT&T" links on the att.com/liveproud microsite, AT&T will donate $5 to GLAAD.*

Fans of Live Proud can also take part in our AT&T Live Proud Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to New York City. Four winners and their guest will attend a live taping of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." To enter the sweepstakes, visit att.com/liveproud.

To further bring the campaign vision to life, AT&T worked with renowned photographer Adam Bouska to capture bold imagery of AT&T employees, as well as popular social media personalities. Follow the images throughout the campaign with the hashtags #ATTLiveProud or #WeAreBold.

But that's not all. AT&T is taking Live Proud on the road to Pride festivals around the country to celebrate Pride month and share the company's long-standing commitment to the LGBT community. Visit att.com/liveproud to learn which Pride events you can find AT&T at this summer.

AT&T continues its long-standing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace and being the employer, service provider and business associate the LGBT community recognizes and thinks of first. For more information, please visit att.com/liveproud.

AT&T and U.S. Air Force Academy Collaborate to Explore Advanced Technologies

Formal 5- Year Agreement Aims to Help U.S. Air Force Keep Pace With, Acquire and Use Commercial Technology.

Originally Published by AT&T.

AT&T* and the U.S. Air Force Academy are working together on networking services and advanced technology capabilities. They entered a 5-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) aimed at boosting the Air Force's use of modern technology at a pace more like the commercial sector.

"Networking is a platform for innovation and mission support," said Lt. Col. Michael Chiaramonte, director of Air Force CyberWorx at the Air Force Academy. "With access to AT&T's resources, we plan to advance our academic and research objectives. By leveraging public-private partnerships with AT&T and our other industry partners, we improve our understanding and use of technology and, ultimately, improve the Air Force's mission capabilities."

The collaboration aims to:

  • Offer knowledge and commercial best practices of cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and other AT&T-led innovations for the Air Force Academy faculty. Such innovations include Smart Base solutions, software-defined networking and 5G.
  • Provide hands-on demonstrations for Academy cadets.
  • Ensure AT&T has greater insight into the vision and technology needs of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Explore opportunities beyond academic interests.

"Our work with the U.S. Air Force Academy will be much like an action-oriented academic 'think tank.' We're here to help the Air Force keep pace with commercial innovation and pinpoint their current and future technology needs," said Rocky Thurston, Client Executive VP, AT&T Public Sector.

Part of the Air Force's larger mission

Partnerships fuel the Academy research program. There are 19 centers and 2 institutes, as well as cadets, faculty and industry all working together for the benefit of tomorrow's Air Force. CyberWorx was established in 2016 as a public-private design center focused on cyber capability. It combines Air Force, academic and industry expertise with state of the art technology and innovative thinking to solve operational problems.

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Self-identification can help companies to better develop programs and benefits that meet the needs of LGBTQ associates and to better attract and retain a diverse talent pool to stay competitive in today's tight labor market.

Originally Published by ADP.

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Ruling in Colorado Bakery Case Sends Message About Discrimination

The Supreme Court made it clear that you cannot target people based on religion or sexual orientation — but left the future of similar cases in limbo.

David Mullins (L) and Charlie Craig / REUTERS

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Monday morning in favor of a baker hailing from Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. The victory is a shaky one, though, as it deflected from the broader issue.

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AT&T: How to Build a Culture of Learning

Instead of only providing employees with classroom and web-based training, we're also supplementing those resources with relevant content from social and digital platforms, like social media channels, podcasts and video platforms.

By Jennifer Robertson

Originally Published by AT&T.

Last year, best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman visited AT&T. During a conversation with employees, he emphasized the importance of continuous learning for employees and employers to succeed in the age of acceleration.

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