In Law & Equity, Dinsmore’s LGBTQ Affinity group was created in 2018 to promote, embrace, and support diversity and inclusion within the firm; strengthen connections between Dinsmore and the LGBTQ communities around us; provide resources to foster, enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the firm’s LGBTQ staff and attorneys; and advocate visibility, respect, and equality for all.
The group supports Dinsmore’s broader mission to create an environment where all people are valued, included and empowered to succeed, while also spreading awareness of LGBTQ issues and opportunities for involvement to the firm’s LGBTQ community and its allies. The group hit the ground running with brainstorming sessions to develop a clear and specific mission – an effort the firm’s leadership enthusiastically endorses and supports.
“The mission of the Dinsmore LGBTQ Affinity Group is for individuals of such orientation and their allies to have a place where they can gather for intellectual, social, and professional discussion to encourage even greater diversity at Dinsmore, as well as the communities Dinsmore serves.”Learn more about John
"Dinsmore sees different backgrounds as an element that can make any team stronger – rather than a particular profile or discrete attribute, Dinsmore looks at each attorney based on their own abilities and interests and what they can bring to the table."Learn more about Jerrad
"Having been part of In Law and Equity from the beginning, I have seen how it has grown into a great community across the firm. The affinity group has served as a support and launching pad for LGBTQ attorneys. Dinsmore has provided an incredible platform for my work in the LGBTQ community."Learn more about Andrew
"The topic of diversity is one of my favorite conversations to have about Dinsmore, because no one is singularly defined. I think Dinsmore has done a great job of opening its doors to providing opportunities for diverse staff and attorneys to succeed. Dinsmore welcomes people from different swaths – and supports them."Learn more about Sam