Allstate Launches "Out Holding Hands" Outreach Initiative Allstate and out singer-songwriter Eli Lieb encourage the LGBT community to stand proudly and live the 'Good Life'

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company recently launched its "Out Holding Hands" program during LGBT Pride Month, to encourage members of the LGBT community to share special and everyday moments out holding hands with their loved ones. The company believes everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love.

"As an equal opportunity insurer, Allstate believes that everyone deserves to be in Good Hands(SM). Our employees and agents are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect in an inclusive environment," said Georgina Flores, vice president of marketing for Allstate. "That belief is at the very heart of the 'Out Holding Hands' program."

As part of the program, Allstate developed an animated short film titled "Safe In My Hands," which illustrates the company's belief that everyone deserves to feel comfortable being who they are and showing affection. Allstate teamed up with out singer-songwriter Eli Lieb, whose original song by the same name serves as the soundtrack for the video. Lieb also appears in the video as one of the main characters. The video, which will be showcased via social media, can be viewed on Allstate.com/LGBT. People can also download the song for free on the website and find a local Allstate agent to talk about their unique protection needs.

"It's a privilege to be working with Allstate on an issue close to my heart. We're collaborating to celebrate every kind of love, and encouraging people around the country to express it and share," Lieb said. "I wrote the song, 'Safe in My Hands,' to encapsulate the empowering feeling of being out and proud without reservation. I'm anxious to see the response to the film's powerful message."

Consumers are encouraged to add #OutHoldingHands to their photos via Twitter and Instagram.

The "Out Holding Hands" campaign, created in partnership with long-time ad agency partner, Leo Burnett, will also be supported by national and local market digital, print and out-of-home advertising, as well as through Allstate's participation in the LA, San Francisco, Chicago and New Jersey Pride Fest events in June 2014.

About Allstate®
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

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