PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Registration is now closed. If you received an invitation and would like to attend, contact LaTissia Mitchell at [email protected].
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: KPMG, 345 Park Avenue, New York City
Hors d’oeuvres and open bar provided. Business casual or smart casual attire suggested.
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Thank you to our Beverage Sponsor
KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, has never been shy about its commitment to the full inclusion of LGBT employees. In their effort to move equality forward in the workplace, KPMG has created a roadmap to equality for its industry.
In 1993, KPMG added sexual orientation to its EEO Policy, and added gender identity in 2005. The organization was also among the first in its industry to offer same-sex domestic partner benefits to its employees.
In 2012, KPMG raised the stakes even further when leadership announced that it will offer its U.S.—based LGBT partners and employees tax offsets for additional federal and state tax costs incurred when they pay for same-sex domestic partners’ medical benefits.
The organization also offers a self-ID option in its hiring and annual review process— a key new trend in inclusion work—and hosts a mentorship program for its LGBT employees.
But the work KPMG does to include and engage its LGBT and ally employees doesn’t end at policies.
Through its Employee Resource Group, [email protected], KPMG celebrates Pride month in all of its offices each June. But, [email protected]’s commitment reaches past June and is seen year-round through the group’s sponsorship of educational opportunities for employees in partnership with PFLAG National.
George Takei is known around the world for his role in the acclaimed original TV series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story, which includes an acting career that spans six decades, goes where few have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.
Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei's Take, exploring the world of technology, trends, current events and pop culture, and is the subject of the documentary To Be Takei. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad Takei bring viewers into their personal lives in the "heightened reality" web series It Takeis Two. He will next be seen as a series regular in the second season of Ridley Scott's anthology drama The Terror: Infamy, which premiered on AMC Network on August 12, 2019.
His rich baritone has provided narration for the PBS series The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary Crossing East, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which garnered Takei a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. He has also done voiceover work for hundreds of video games, commercials, films and TV series such as Fox’s The Simpsons and Futurama; Disney’s Kim Possible, Mulan and Mulan 2; Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Takei’s acting credits include co-starring in five Star Trek movies and appearances on such TV series as Fresh Off the Boat, Hawaii Five-0, The New Normal, The Big Bang Theory, Heroes, Psych, Will & Grace, Miami Vice, MacGyver, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible and The Twilight Zone, among numerous others.
In 2015, Takei made his Broadway debut in the musical Allegiance, which was inspired by his true-life experiences during World War II. In 2017, he starred as the Reciter in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures directed by John Doyle in New York City.
Takei is the author of five books, including his autobiography To the Stars. His graphic memoir, the New York Times bestseller They Called Us Enemy was released in July 2019.
Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project and was Cultural Affairs Chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League. He is also chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum. He was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to U.S.-Japanese relations.
Takei received both bachelor and master of arts degrees from UCLA (’60, ’64).