Pride Month Allyship Program: Straight for Equality in the Workplace

29 June 2021 Foley Career Perspectives Blog
Author(s): Alexis P. Robertson
Jean Marie PFLAG

Foley & Lardner was delighted to welcome PFLAG to host an LGBTQ allyship training. The program was sponsored by the Allies’ Subcommittee of Foley’s LGBTQA Affinity Group. During the presentation, Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG’s Director of Learning & Inclusion, discussed who allies are, why they’re needed, and how you can become (or help others become) an ally that takes action. Attendees also learned:

  • LGBTQ+ terminology and how it is changing
  • what the ally journey looks like, and how allies can take action
  • about the barriers to being more visible and vocal that allies often encounter
  • Covered straightforward, everyday actions that can help you overcome those barriers, express support, and create change in the workplace

Thank you to the co-chairs of the LGBTQ allies committee, David Sanders, Chris Ward and Rachel Mozelewski, for bringing this wonderful program to the firm.

This blog is made available by Foley & Lardner LLP (“Foley” or “the Firm”) for informational purposes only. It is not meant to convey the Firm’s legal position on behalf of any client, nor is it intended to convey specific legal advice. Any opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Foley & Lardner LLP, its partners, or its clients. Accordingly, do not act upon this information without seeking counsel from a licensed attorney. This blog is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Communicating with Foley through this website by email, blog post, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship for any legal matter. Therefore, any communication or material you transmit to Foley through this blog, whether by email, blog post or any other manner, will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. The information on this blog is published “AS IS” and is not guaranteed to be complete, accurate, and or up-to-date. Foley makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation or content of the site. Foley expressly disclaims all other guarantees, warranties, conditions and representations of any kind, either express or implied, whether arising under any statute, law, commercial use or otherwise, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall Foley or any of its partners, officers, employees, agents or affiliates be liable, directly or indirectly, under any theory of law (contract, tort, negligence or otherwise), to you or anyone else, for any claims, losses or damages, direct, indirect special, incidental, punitive or consequential, resulting from or occasioned by the creation, use of or reliance on this site (including information and other content) or any third party websites or the information, resources or material accessed through any such websites. In some jurisdictions, the contents of this blog may be considered Attorney Advertising. If applicable, please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Photographs are for dramatization purposes only and may include models. Likenesses do not necessarily imply current client, partnership or employee status.


Alexis P. Robertson

Director of Diversity & Inclusion