Words of Pride – Amplifying Our Voices

In celebration of Pride Month 2021, Verizon spotlighted community partners empowering and supporting the LGBTQ youth. Verizon and leading national organizations serving LGBTQ youth and advancing programs spoke about initiatives that empower youth, prevent suicide, promote access to often life-saving technology, and build more inclusive communities. Panel features:

Sam Brinton, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs, The Trevor Project; Kathy Godwin, President of PFLAG National Board of Directors and PFLAG Parent; Stephenie Larsen, Founder & CEO, Encircle; Aruna Rao, Executive Director, Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies and PFLAG Board of Directors; Chris Wood, Executive Director, LGBT Tech; Rudy Reyes, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Western Region, Verizon (Moderator); Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative, Legal and Public Policy Officer, Verizon (Closing Remarks)

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