CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, will proudly participate in 20 Pride events across its Maine to Florida footprint in its ongoing support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies (LGBTA) community.
This year, TD Bank and its parent company, TD Bank Group (TD), will also celebrate Pride across borders at WorldPride in Toronto, with TD as platinum sponsor. Presented by Pride Toronto and running from June 20 to 29, WorldPride highlights lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues on the international stage through parades, festivals, art, music and other cultural and educational activities. This is the first time WorldPride will be held in North America.
"This continues to be an exciting year for the LGBTA community and we are thrilled to be a part of so many Pride events across TD's footprint, not only as a sponsor but also as a dedicated community supporter. We believe that by demonstrating the value TD places on diversity, we can send a powerful and a visible message of encouragement to other organizations, governments, customers, employees and the communities we serve," said Robert Pompey, Head of Commercial Management Administration at TD Bank and Co-Chair of the bank's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Allies Subcommittee.
TD Bank employee volunteers will participate in the Pride events by marching in the parade, engaging the crowds and distributing giveaways.
Upcoming TD Bank sponsored Pride events include:
Long Island Pride (New York), June 14, 2014
Boston Pride (Mass.), June 14, 2014
Capital Pride (Albany, New York), June 14, 2014
Southern Maine Pride (Portland), June 21, 2014
Hudson Pride (New York, Columbia County), June 21, 2014
Rhode Island Pride, June 21, 2014
Stone Wall Summer Pride (Florida), June 21, 2014
St. Petersburg Pride (Florida), June 26, 2014
Heritage of Pride (New York City), June 29, 2014
Charleston Pride (South Carolina), August 9, 2014
Provincetown Pride (Mass.), August 21, 2014
Worcester Pride (Mass.), September 6, 2014
Upstate Pride (South Carolina), September 13, 2014
South Carolina Pride, September 20, 2014
Pride Vermont, September 21, 2014
Blue Ridge Pride (North Carolina), October 4, 2014
The series of Pride festivals is just one part of TD Bank's unwavering commitment to equality and creating a truly inclusive workplace. In fact, TD's dedication to inclusion was recently recognized by DiversityInc when named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the second year in a row. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) also distinguished TD Bank as one of "The Best Places to Work" for its LGBTA equality based on its Corporate Equality Index score, which has been a perfect 100 percent five years in a row.
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