Diversity & Inclusion
October 16, 2014

Standing with LGBT youth and against bullying

Spirit Day 2014 is only one aspect of Wells Fargo’s longstanding support for the LGBT community.

On the LGBT rainbow flag, purple symbolizes “spirit,” so it’s only fitting that it’s also the official color of Spirit Day — a day to take a stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was among many who “went purple” on Oct. 16, and some of our team members were featured in a short video, sharing their experiences and offering messages of hope to LGBT youth.

Wells Fargo worked with GLAAD (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) as a presenting sponsor of Spirit Day. But the company’s stance against bullying and our support for the LGBT community is longstanding and year-round.

Our relationship with GLAAD spans nearly 15 years. Last year we also worked with the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network to provide middle and high schools with Safe Space Kits. The kits include tools to help school staff support LGBT students. And we’re one of the largest corporate sponsors of The Trevor Project.

Read more on the Diversity and Accessibility page on wellsfargo.com.