Teacher Appreciation Week

As an ally community we know that sometimes the ONLY safe place is school.  Unfortunately some of those aren’t even safe!!!

Please share your appreciation for teachers/staff that were supportive when you became public about your sexual orientation or gender identity in the comments.


R’s school (overall) has been AMAZING and besides 1 incident, we have had no issues.  Only a few teachers have accidentally misgendered or deadnamed her and they immediately corrected themselves.  It has been great, especially since we live in a very small community (our school only has 171 students).


Dear North Carolina, Oxford AL and Mississippi

I will believe that your new laws are about protecting people (Children especially) from immorality and sexual depravity when you ban the following groups of people from utilizing anything but single occupancy restrooms in ALL public places!



Former NC teacher convicted of having sex with student arrested again




Former NC middle school teacher from High Point arrested for sex crimes











Religious Leaders

3 ex-Catholic order leaders accused of hiding sex abuse allegations



Sports Coaches

NC cheer and gymnastics coach accused of sex crimes with 3 children




http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/03/pickens_county_teacher_jailed.html (double whammy… both teachers and coaches)








County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.

Judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.

Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Bernard Vincent Ward, former chief legislative aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, self proclaimed “Lion of the Left” on bay area radio, admitted transgressions too numerous to mention.

Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, a North Carolina Democrat activist plead guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would “record, develop and duplicate material containing a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.”

I am sure there are others I could mention, but … you get the point.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses

LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses

This is a list of over 407 companies who had a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 2016.

How the total score was determined:

Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation for All Operations (15 points)

Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression for All Operations (15 points)

Has Contractor/Vendor Non-Discrimination Standards that Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (5 points)

Offers Partner Health/Medical Insurance (10 points)

Has Parity Across Other “Soft” Benefits for Partners (10 points) (half credit for parity across some, but not all benefits)

  • Offers Transgender-Inclusive Health Insurance Coverage (10 points)
  • Firm-wide Organizational Competency Programs (10 points)
  • Has Employer-Supported Employee Resource Group OR Firm-Wide Diversity Council (10 points) Would Support ERG if Employees Express Interest (half credit)
  • Positively Engages the External LGBT Community (10 points) (partial credit of 5 points given for less than 3 efforts)
  • Have internal guidelines that prohibit philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations with an explicit policy of discrimination against LGBT people (5 points)


  1. 3M Co. St. Paul, MN
  2. A.T. Kearney Inc. Chicago, IL
  3. AbbVie Inc. North Chicago, IL
  4. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New Albany, OH
  5. Accenture New York, NY
  6. Adidas North America Inc. Portland, OR
  7. Adobe Systems Inc. San Jose, CA
  8. Aetna Inc. Hartford, CT
  9. AIG New York, NY
  10. Airbnb Inc. San Francisco, CA
  11. Akerman LLP Miami, FL
  12. Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP Washington, DC
  13. Alaska Airlines Seattle, WA
  14. Alcatel-Lucent Murray Hill, NJ
  15. Alcoa Inc. New York, NY
  16. AllianceBernstein LP New York, NY
  17. Alston & Bird LLP Atlanta, GA
  18. AMC Entertainment Inc. Leawood, KS
  19. American Airlines Fort Worth, TX
  20. American Apparel Inc. Los Angeles, CA
  21. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
  22. American Express Co. New York, NY
  23. American Express Global Business Travel New York, NY
  24. American Family Insurance Group Madison, WI
  25. Ameriprise Financial Inc. Minneapolis, MN
  26. Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. St. Louis, MO (Their Products)
  27. Anthem Inc. Indianapolis, IN
  28. Aon Corp. Chicago, IL
  29. Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA
  30. Aramark Corp. Philadelphia, PA
  31. Armstrong Teasdale LLP St. Louis, MO
  32. Arnold & Porter LLP Washington, DC
  33. Astellas Pharma US Inc. Northbrook, IL
  34. AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
  35. Automatic Data Processing Inc. Roseland, NJ
  36. Avon Products Inc. New York, NY
  37. AXA New York, NY

  1. Bain & Co. Inc./ Bridgespan Group Boston, MA
  2. Baker & McKenzie LLP Chicago, IL
  3. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Memphis, TN
  4. Ball Corp. Broomfield, CO
  5. Bank of America Corp. Charlotte, NC
  6. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., The New York, NY
  7. Barclays New York, NY
  8. Barilla America Inc. Bannockburn, IL
  9. Barnes & Noble Inc. New York, NY
  10. BASF Corp. Florham Park, NJ
  11. Baxter International Inc. Deerfield, IL
  12. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. South Burlington, VT
  13. Best Buy Co. Inc. Richfield, MN
  14. Biogen Cambridge, MA
  15. BlackRock New York, NY
  16. Blank Rome LLP Philadelphia, PA
  17. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Providence, RI
  18. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc. Jacksonville, FL
  19. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston, MA
  20. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
  21. BNP Paribas New York, NY
  22. Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp. Ridgefield, CT
  23. Boeing Co. Chicago, IL
  24. Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Armonk, NY
  25. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. McLean, VA
  26. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Atlantic City, NJ
  27. Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA
  28. Boston Scientific Corp. Marlborough, MA
  29. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. New York, NY
  30. Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. Lake Success, NY
  31. Brown Rudnick LLP Boston, MA
  32. Brown-Forman Corp. Louisville, KY
  33. Bryan Cave LLP St. Louis, MO
  34. BuckleySandler LLP Washington, DC


  1. CA Technologies Inc. New York, NY
  2. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP New York, NY
  3. Caesars Entertainment Corp. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Caleres St. Louis, MO
  5. Campbell Soup Co. Camden, NJ
  6. Capital Markets Company NV, The New York, NY
  7. Capital One Financial Corp. McLean, VA
  8. Cardinal Health Inc. Dublin, OH
  9. CareFusion Corp. San Diego, CA
  10. Cargill Inc. Wayzata, MN
  11. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Tampa, FL
  12. CBRE Inc. Los Angeles, CA
  13. CBS Corp. New York, NY
  14. CEB Inc. Arlington, VA
  15. Chapman and Cutler LLP Chicago, IL
  16. Charles Schwab Corp., The San Francisco, CA
  17. Chevron Corp. San Ramon, CA
  18. Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Boston, MA
  19. Choice Hotels International Inc. Rockville, MD
  20. Chubb Corp. Warren, NJ
  21. CIGNA Corp. Bloomfield, CT
  22. Cisco Systems Inc. San Jose, CA
  23. Citigroup Inc. New York, NY
  24. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP New York, NY
  25. Clifford Chance US LLP New York, NY
  26. Clorox Co., The Oakland, CA
  27. CNA Insurance Chicago, IL
  28. Coach Inc. New York, NY
  29. Coca-Cola Co., The Atlanta, GA (All Brands)
  30. Comcast NBCUniversal Philadelphia, PA
  31. Comerica Inc. Dallas, TX
  32. ConAgra Foods Inc. Omaha, NE (Their Brands)
  33. Convergys Corp. Cincinnati, OH
  34. Cooley LLP Palo Alto, CA
  35. Corning Inc. Corning, NY
  36. Covington & Burling LLP Washington, DC
  37. Credit Suisse USA Inc. New York, NY
  38. Crowell & Moring LLP Washington, DC
  39. CSAA Insurance Group Walnut Creek, CA
  40. Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN
  41. CVS Health Corp. Woonsocket, RI


  1. Danaher Corp. Washington, DC
  2. Darden Restaurants Inc. Orlando, FL (List of Restaurants)
  3. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seattle, WA
  4. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP New York, NY
  5. Dechert LLP Philadelphia, PA
  6. Delhaize America Inc. Salisbury, NC
  7. Dell Inc. Round Rock, TX
  8. Deloitte LLP New York, NY
  9. Dentons US LLP New York, NY
  10. Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., The New York, NY
  11. Deutsche Bank New York, NY
  12. Diageo North America Norwalk, CT
  13. DigitasLBi Boston, MA
  14. DIRECTV El Segundo, CA
  15. Discover Financial Services Riverwoods, IL
  16. DLA Piper Baltimore, MD
  17. Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minneapolis, MN
  18. Dow Chemical Co., The Midland, MI
  19. Dropbox Inc. San Francisco, CA
  20. Dykema Gossett PLLC Detroit, MI


  1. E&J Gallo Winery Modesto, CA
  2. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont) Wilmington, DE
  3. Eastern Bank Corp. Boston, MA
  4. Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY
  5. Eaton Corp. Cleveland, OH
  6. eBay Inc. San Jose, CA
  7. Ecolab Inc. St. Paul, MN
  8. Electronic Arts Inc. Redwood City, CA
  9. Eli Lilly & Co. Indianapolis, IN
  10. EMC Corp. Hopkinton, MA
  11. Erie Insurance Group Erie, PA
  12. Ernst & Young LLP New York, NY
  13. Estée Lauder Companies Inc., The New York, NY
  14. Excellus Health Plan Inc. Rochester, NY
  15. Exelon Corp. Chicago, IL


  1. Facebook Inc. Menlo Park, CA
  2. FactSet Research Systems Inc. Norwalk, CT
  3. Faegre Baker Daniels Chicago, IL
  4. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) McLean, VA
  5. Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) Washington, DC
  6. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
  7. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MA
  8. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Cleveland, OH
  9. Fenwick & West LLP Mountain View, CA
  10. Fifth Third Bancorp Cincinnati, OH
  11. First Data Corp. Atlanta, GA
  12. Foley & Lardner LLP Milwaukee, WI
  13. Foley Hoag LLP Boston, MA
  14. Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, MI
  15. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP New York, NY
  16. Frost Brown Todd LLC Cincinnati, OH



  1. GameStop Corp. Grapevine, TX
  2. Gap Inc. San Francisco, CA
  3. Genentech Inc. South San Francisco, CA
  4. General Electric Co. Fairfield, CT
  5. General Mills Inc. Minneapolis, MN
  6. General Motors Co. Detroit, MI
  7. Genworth Financial Inc. Richmond, VA
  8. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The New York, NY
  9. Goodwin Procter LLP Boston, MA
  10. Google Inc. Mountain View, CA
  11. Gordon & Rees LLP San Francisco, CA
  12. Goulston & Storrs Boston, MA
  13. Greenberg Traurig LLP New York, NY
  14. Groupon Inc. Chicago, IL


  1. Hallmark Cards Inc. Kansas City, MO
  2. Harris Corp. Melbourne, FL
  3. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., The Hartford, CT
  4. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. Wellesley, MA
  5. Henry Schein Melville, NY
  6. HERE North America LLC Chicago, IL
  7. Herman Miller Inc. Zeeland, MI
  8. Hershey Co., The Hershey, PA
  9. Hewlett-Packard Co. Palo Alto, CA
  10. Hilton Worldwide Inc. McLean, VA
  11. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Chicago, IL
  12. Hogan Lovells US LLP Washington, DC
  13. Holland & Knight LLP Tampa, FL
  14. Home Depot Inc., The Atlanta, GA
  15. Hormel Foods Corp. Austin, MN
  16. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP New York, NY
  17. Humana Inc. Louisville, KY
  18. Huntington Bancshares Inc. Columbus, OH
  19. Huron Consulting Group Inc. Chicago, IL
  20. Hyatt Hotels Corp. Chicago, IL


  1. IKEA Holding US Inc. Conshohocken, PA
  2. Intel Corp. Santa Clara, CA
  3. InterContinental Hotels Group Americas Atlanta, GA
  4. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Armonk, NY
  5. Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. New York, NY
  6. Intuit Inc. Mountain View, CA


  1. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. Plano, TX
  2. Jenner & Block LLP Chicago, IL
  3. JetBlue Airways Corp. Long Island City, NY
  4. JLL Chicago, IL
  5. John Hancock Financial Services Inc. Boston, MA
  6. Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, NJ
  7. JPMorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY


  1. K&L Gates LLP Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA
  3. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Chicago, IL
  4. Kellogg Co. Battle Creek, MI
  5. KeyCorp Cleveland, OH
  6. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Atlanta, GA
  7. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. San Francisco, CA
  8. King & Spalding LLP Atlanta, GA
  9. Kirkland & Ellis LLP Chicago, IL
  10. KPMG LLP New York, NY
  11. Kraft Foods Group Inc. Northfield, IL
  12. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP New York, NY


  1. Land O’Lakes Inc. Arden Hills, MN
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP New York, NY
  3. Leo Burnett Company Inc. Chicago, IL
  4. Level 3 Communications Inc. Broomfield, CO
  5. Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, CA
  6. Lexmark International Inc. Lexington, KY
  7. Lincoln National Corp. Radnor, PA
  8. Lindquist & Vennum LLP Minneapolis, MN
  9. Littler Mendelson PC San Francisco, CA
  10. Lockheed Martin Corp. Bethesda, MD


  1. Macy’s Inc. Cincinnati, OH
  2. ManpowerGroup Milwaukee, WI
  3. Marriott International Inc. Bethesda, MD
  4. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. New York, NY
  5. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Springfield, MA
  6. MasterCard Inc. Purchase, NY
  7. Mattel Inc. El Segundo, CA
  8. Mayer Brown LLP Chicago, IL
  9. McDermott Will & Emery LLP Chicago, IL
  10. McDonald’s Corp. Oak Brook, IL
  11. McGraw Hill Financial New York, NY
  12. McKesson Corp. San Francisco, CA
  13. McKinsey & Co. Inc. New York, NY
  14. Medtronic PLC Minneapolis, MN
  15. Merck & Co. Inc. Kenilworth, NJ
  16. MetLife Inc. New York, NY
  17. MGM Resorts International Las Vegas, NV
  18. Microsoft Corp. Redmond, WA
  19. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP New York, NY
  20. MillerCoors LLC Chicago, IL (Their Beers)
  21. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC Boston, MA
  22. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Taylorsville, NC
  23. Mondelez International Inc. East Hanover, N
  24. Monsanto Co. St. Louis, MO
  25. Moody’s Corp. New York, NY
  26. Morgan Stanley New York, NY
  27. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Philadelphia, PA
  28. Morrison & Foerster LLP San Francisco, CA
  29. MSLGROUP Americas New York, NY
  30. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Los Angeles, CA


  1. Nationwide Columbus, OH
  2. Navigant Consulting Inc. Chicago, IL
  3. NCR Corp. Duluth, GA
  4. Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. St. Louis, MO
  5. New York Life Insurance Co. New York, NY
  6. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. Atlanta, GA
  7. Nielsen New York City, NY
  8. Nike Inc. Beaverton, OR
  9. Nissan North America Inc. Franklin, TN
  10. Nixon Peabody LLP Boston, MA
  11. Nordstrom Inc. Seattle, WA
  12. Northern Trust Corp. Chicago, IL
  13. Northrop Grumman Corp. Falls Church, VA
  14. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Milwaukee, WI
  15. Norton Rose Fulbright Houston, TX
  16. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. East Hanover, NJ
  17. NVIDIA Corp. Santa Clara, CA


  1. Office Depot Inc. Boca Raton, FL
  2. Ogilvy Group Inc., The New York, NY
  3. O’Melveny & Myers LLP Los Angeles, CA
  4. Oracle Corp. Redwood City, CA
  5. Orbitz Worldwide Inc. Chicago, IL
  6. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP San Francisco, CA
  7. Outerwall Inc. Bellevue, WA
  8. Owens Corning Toledo, OH


  1. Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP New York, NY
  2. Paul Hastings LLP Los Angeles, CA
  3. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY
  4. PayPal Holdings Inc. San Jose, CA
  5. Pearson Inc. New York, NY
  6. Pepper Hamilton LLP Philadelphia, PA
  7. PepsiCo Inc. Purchase, NY (Global Brands)
  8. Perkins Coie LLP Seattle, WA
  9. New York, NY
  10. PG&E Corp. San Francisco, CA
  11. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP New York, NY
  12. PNC Financial Services Group Inc., The Pittsburgh, PA
  13. Portland General Electric Co. Portland, OR
  14. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP New York, NY
  15. Principal Financial Group Des Moines, IA
  16. Procter & Gamble Co. Cincinnati, OH (Their Brands)
  17. Prudential Financial Inc. Newark, NJ


  1. QUALCOMM Inc. San Diego, CA
  2. Quarles & Brady LLP Milwaukee, WI


  1. Raytheon Co. Waltham, MA
  2. Razorfish Seattle, WA
  3. RBC Capital Markets LLC New York, NY
  4. RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis, MN
  5. Re:Sources USA Inc. Long Island City, NY
  6. Reed Smith LLP Pittsburgh, PA
  7. Replacements Ltd. McLeansville, NC
  8. Robins Kaplan LLP Minneapolis, MN
  9. Rockland Trust Co. Rockland, MA
  10. Rockwell Automation Inc. Milwaukee, WI
  11. Rockwell Collins Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA
  12. Ropes & Gray LLP Boston, MA
  13. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Miami, FL


  1. S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. Racine, WI
  2. Saatchi & Saatchi North America Inc. New York, NY
  3. SAP America Inc. Newtown Square, PA
  4. Schiff Hardin LLP Chicago, IL
  5. Sears Holdings Corp. Hoffman Estates, IL
  6. Sedgwick LLP Kansas City, MO
  7. Sempra Energy San Diego, CA
  8. Seyfarth Shaw LLP Chicago, IL
  9. Shearman & Sterling LLP New York, NY
  10. Shell Oil Co. Houston, TX
  11. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Los Angeles, CA
  12. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Kansas City, MO
  13. Sidley Austin LLP Chicago, IL
  14. Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP New York, NY
  15. SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. New York, NY
  16. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP New York, NY
  17. Slalom Consulting Seattle, WA
  18. Sodexo Inc. Gaithersburg, MD
  19. Sony Corporation of America New York, NY
  20. Sony Electronics Inc. San Diego, CA
  21. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Culver City, CA
  22. Southern California Edison Co. Rosemead, CA
  23. Southwest Airlines Co. Dallas, TX
  24. Sprint Corp. Overland Park, KS
  25. Squire Patton Boggs Cleveland, OH
  26. Staples Inc. Framingham, MA
  27. Starbucks Corp. Seattle, WA
  28. Starcom MediaVest Group Chicago, IL
  29. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Stamford, CT
  30. State Farm Group Bloomington, IL
  31. State Street Corp. Boston, MA
  32. Steelcase Inc. Grand Rapids, MI
  33. Sun Life Financial Inc. (US) Wellesley Hills, MA
  34. SunTrust Banks Inc. Atlanta, GA
  35. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Atlanta, GA
  36. Symantec Corp. Mountain View, CA
  37. Synchrony Financial Stamford, CT


  1. Target Corp. Minneapolis, MN
  2. TD Ameritrade Omaha, NE
  3. TD Bank N.A. Wilmington, DE
  4. TD Securities (USA) LLC New York, NY
  5. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund New York, NY
  6. Tech Data Corp. Clearwater, FL
  7. Tesla Motors Inc. Palo Alto, CA
  8. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  9. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Waltham, MA
  10. Thompson Coburn LLP St. Louis, MO
  11. Thompson Hine LLP Cleveland, OH
  12. Thomson Reuters New York, NY
  13. Time Warner Cable Inc. New York, NY
  14. Time Warner Inc. New York, NY
  15. TJX Companies Inc., The Framingham, MA
  16. T-Mobile USA Inc. Bellevue, WA
  17. Towers Watson & Co. Arlington, VA
  18. Toyota North America Inc. Torrance, CA
  19. Travelers Companies Inc., The New York, NY
  20. Troutman Sanders LLP Atlanta, GA
  21. Turner Construction Co. New York, NY
  22. Twitter Inc. San Francisco, CA


  1. U.S. Bancorp Minneapolis, MN
  2. Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco, CA
  3. UBS AG New York, NY
  4. Unilever Englewood Cliffs, NJ (All Brands)
  5. Union Bank New York, NY
  6. United Airlines Chicago, IL


  1. Vanguard Group Inc. Malvern, PA
  2. Viacom Inc. New York, NY
  3. Vinson & Elkins LLP Houston, TXVisa Foster City, CA
  4. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. Herndon, VA
  5. Voya Financial New York, NY


  1. W.W. Grainger Inc. Lake Forest, IL
  2. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York, NY
  3. Walgreen Co. Deerfield, IL
  4. Walt Disney Co., The Burbank, CA
  5. WeddingWire Inc. Chevy Chase, MD
  6. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP New York, NY
  7. Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco, CA
  8. Whirlpool Corp. Benton Harbor, MI
  9. White & Case LLP New York, NY
  10. WhiteWave Foods Co., The Denver, CO
  11. Wiley Rein LLP Washington, DC
  12. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Washington, DC
  13. Winston & Strawn LLP Chicago, IL
  14. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP Winston-Salem, NC
  15. Wynn Resorts Ltd. Las Vegas, NV


  1. Xerox Corp. Norwalk, CT


  1. Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA
  2. Yelp Inc. San Francisco, CA


The “New” Civil Rights Movement

The “New” Civil Rights Movement

Michelle Obama spoke at Jackson State University in Mississippi recently. She urged people to get out to vote, lest we lose the massive amounts of progress we have made in the US over the last few decades.

I’m sure to the new generation of voters it seems like we, as a society, have ALWAYS had these rights and that no one can take them away.  We just need to glimpse at Mississippi and North Carolina to realize that, that is just NOT true!

I urge our young adults to get out there and vote for the BEST candidate.  We need to remember that there is seldom a PERFECT candidate.  I will not get into my political view or whom I will vote for, because that’s not what this is about.  I want you to vote for who YOU think is the best.

Here is an excerpt from Mrs. Obama’s speech:

“So we’ve got to stand side by side with all our neighbours –- straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender; Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu immigrant, Native American — because the march for civil rights isn’t just about African-Americans, it’s about all Americans.”

Read about Michelle Obama’s Speach at JU



Making Target the Skapegoat

Making Target the Skapegoat

IF we were, as a society, TRULY worried about the safety of our children and wives…THIS is what we should be worried about!

3,400 sexual abuse cases
Donald Lukens (Ohio Republican) resigned in 1990 before facing an investigation for fondling a female Washington elevator operator.
Brock Adams (Washington Democrat) accused by 8 women of commiting various acts of sexual misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to Rape. (1992)
Robert Packwood (Oregon Republican) resigned his office in 1995 after 29 women came forward with claims of sexual harassment, abuse and assaults. Though he denied any wrong doing he was contradicted by his own diary entries bboasing of his sexual conquests.
Ed Schrock (Virginia Republican) caught on tape in 2004 soliciting s3x from a male prostitute
Mark Foley (Florida Republican) resigned his seat in 2006 when he was accused of sending sexually explicit emails to teenage male congressional pages.
Eric Massa (New York Democrat) resigned in 2010 to avoid an ethics investigation that stemmed from his admitting to groping and tickling multiple male staffers

80 % of all child abusers are the father, stepfather, foster father or another relative/close family friend of the victim.


SO while I totally respect your right to boycott Target ( ‪#‎boycotttarget‬ ) based on a  made up scenario that has absolutely  no validity. Just remember that you MUST be an equal opportunity boycotter!