It Gets Better


TOGETHER – AT&T Most of World Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) and Allies Employee Network, launched last week. TOGETHER is positioned to reach employees in Canada, Central/Latin America, Europe. TOGETHER’s focus is on encouraging and facilitating employee leadership and professional development for your members and providing valuable networking opportunities will allow us to better leverage their talents in the business. TOGETHER is aligned with LEAGUE at AT&T founded in 1987, LEAGUE at AT&T, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies employees of AT&T, is the oldest LGBT employee resource group (ERG) organization in the nation. 


LEAGUE at AT&T is the LGBT and Allies employee organization of AT&T

Ensuring the success of AT&T championing diversity while driving AT&T Return on Investment (ROI), executing on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) initiatives and leveraging relationships to develop employees personally and professionally.

LEAGUE provides a supportive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees and allies to develop leadership and professional skills. We add value at AT&T by appreciating and promoting diversity in the company and community where we live and work.

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LEAGUE at AT&T was the first 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 only of individual chapters, with the first being established in Denver.

In 1992, AT&T encouraged LEAGUE at AT&T chapters to form a national organization which happened that year in Orlando. Three years later, AT&T split into 3 new entities in 1995 and decided to let LEAGUE at AT&T also spin off as well. Lucent Technologies became the home of EQUAL! (Now known as Equal! At Alcatel-Lucent) and NCR became the home of LEAGUE@NCR. Those who remained at AT&T with the communications business kept the name, LEAGUE at AT&T.

In 1996, LEAGUE at AT&T began funding LEAGUE Foundation to provide financial resources to LGBT youth to attend institutions of higher learning. Since its inception, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 93 college scholarships totaling more than $157,000 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) graduating US High School Students based on the following achievements: grade point average; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university. Today, the Foundation is a national scholarship fund reaching all 50 states, with the greatest share of its funding still coming from AT&T and LEAGUE at AT&T, in addition to individual and corporate contributions.

In 2005, AT&T announced a $16 billion merger with SBC Communications, creating the world’s premier communications and networking company. Following the merger, Spectrum (SBC’s LGBT ERG) merged into LEAGUE at AT&T and then AT&T decided that its other two legacy LGBT ERGs, New Angle and GLBT-PRIDE, representing BellSouth and Cingular Wireless employees, respectively, should also merge into LEAGUE at AT&T. These mergers were completed in 2006 and 2007 and today’s LEAGUE at AT&T was born, with a rich heritage from four unique organizations with individual histories and cultures.

Today, LEAGUE at AT&T proudly serves our one AT&T, its employees, customers and the communities in which we operate.


The governing body of LEAGUE at AT&T is the National Officers and Board.  LEAGUE at AT&T Chapters are represented by the Chapter Congress Chair, who is a Board Member.

Board of Directors

CEO Patty Kelley
COO Mark Patterson
CFO Robert Williams
Membership Officer  David Kirby
Public Relations Officer Mark Barfield

Chapter Congress Director Casey Clothier
Communications Director Emmanuel  Macias
Fundraising Dale Leigh Street
LEAGUE Foundation John Klenert
Membership Director John Brady
Public Affairs Luis Solis
Strategy Director John Cramer
Union Liaison Felipe Gutierrez
Workplace/Mentoring Director Debbie Lang

To contact any of these members, please visit our Contact Us page.



  • Support and create opportunities for youth and education.
  • Provide leadership development and networking opportunities, within the organization and across the corporation.
  • Engage membership, volunteers, and allies by providing meaningful opportunities for engagement and service.
  • Recognize outstanding leadership and extraordinary accomplish-ments.
  • Support AT&T programs, ERG initiatives and champion the LEAGUE at AT&T brand.
  • Leverage and support the new Chapter Congress Chair position and the national At-Large Chapter leaders.

AT&T Scores 100% again on the HRC Corporate Equality Index! Congratulations on 11 years!

AT&T scores 100 again on the HRC list of best companies for LGBT employees to work for. The Human Rights Campaigns 14th Corporate Equality Index added international operations to the review criteria for 2016.  With operations in countries with harsh anti-LGBT laws AT&T and other leading international countries continued to achieve 100% scores.

HRC President Chad Griffin, “Today, businesses no longer reserve basic workplace fairness for part of their workforce, but are instead making protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity consistent across their global operations,” Griffin writes in the introduction to the report. “This is not only a great step forward for the LGBT movement, but for the entire world.”

Only one area that employers were scored on this year actually applied to work overseas: whether the company has a nondiscrimination policy covering LGBT workers that applies throughout its global operations.