June 25, 2012
One of the goals of Torys’ Diversity Committee is to recognize and celebrate diverse cultural, religious and equity events and holidays such as Pride Week.
In 1969, during the final weekend in June, the Stonewall riots occurred in New York City. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The demonstrations have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay and lesbian rights movement around the world. Today, Gay Pride events are held annually throughout the world toward the end of June to mark the Stonewall riots.
At Torys, we view diversity as a core strength of the firm. We have a long history of providing pro bono advocacy on behalf of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community:
Torys is proud to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for our LGBT lawyers, personnel and clients.