Partner David Flugman spoke on June 10 at Outspoken East 2022, an annual summit hosted by Thomson Reuters that brings together business professionals for an exploration of key sociopolitical developments impacting the LGBTQ+ community. Topics covered at the summit ranged from in-depth discussions on hot-button issues like the debate over transgender athletes and political affiliations in the LGBTQ+ community, to best practices for professional development, networking, and managing workplace discrimination.
David Flugman was part of a panel discussion titled “A Separate Peace: Legislation, Conflagration, and the Escalating US Culture Wars.” Together, the panelists discussed the erosion of LGBTQ+ civil rights in the US public square with the recent introduction of state-level proposals and their implications for social progress. A key discussion point was the recent passage of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and others like it. He joined other panelists from The Fenway Institute, ACLU, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Selendy Gay Elsberg was proud to be a sponsor of Outspoken East 2022. Our sponsorship is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion – and this month, it is also part of the firm’s celebration of Pride 2022.
We also constantly strive to ensure that people of all backgrounds feel a sense of belonging to the community we are creating together. In just four years, we have achieved a level of diversity among our attorneys that few firms can match. In BigLaw firms, only 2.9 percent of attorneys identify as LGBTQ, as compared with more than 20 percent at Selendy Gay Elsberg