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June 10, 2019

dbPride rings closing bell to kick off World Pride celebrations

Deutsche Bank kicked off its celebration of World Pride and Stonewall 50 by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, June 7.

June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the start of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and New York City will be the first US city to host World Pride which will attract over 5 million visitors to celebrate this important anniversary.

Matt Borstein, Global Head of Commercial Real Estate (CRE), who joined the group ringing the closing bell, noted the significance of the occasion and the impact of dbPride’s work on CRE clients.

“It was an honor to ring the closing bell with dbPride in June,” said Borstein. “Several of our important clients have been engaged with dbPride and see our organization’s commitment to LGBTQ inclusion as a model for their own organizations.”

Deutsche Bank has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community around the world. This year, Deutsche Bank has:

  • Launched the Partnership for Global LGTBI Equality at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos
  • Launched 9 Tips for LGBTQI Inclusive Business Practices on YouTube
  • Removed hotels owned by the Sultanate of Brunei in response to brutal laws targeting LGBTQ+ people and was the first company to do so
  • Received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
  • Sponsored the Channels of Influence research report launched at South by Southwest about how companies can advocate for change
  • Engaged in dialogue with the Vatican on decriminalizing homosexuality
In continued celebration of Pride, dbPride has several events planned across the globe this month including a first-ever global summit of dbPride leaders to coincide with World Pride in New York and Pride Marches around the world.

Full calendar of event:

June 1: LGBTQ Pride Flag displayed outside of 60 Wall Street

June 8: Deutsche Bank hosts Lunch & Learn on World Economic Forum for OPEN Finance - RSVP

June 9: OPEN Finance Kore Workout Event

June 13: Bloomberg Presents The Impact of Allyship and ERG’s in the LGBTQ+ Community – RSVP

June 14: NYC Pride Human Rights Conference – for tickets e-mail dbpride.americas@db.com

June 15: Bloomberg Presents Engaging the Next Frontier of LGBTQ Sports – RSVP

June 17: NYC Pride Luminaries Brunch – for tickets e-mail dbpride.americas@db.com

June 19: NYC Pride Family Movie Night – for tickets e-mail dbpride.americas@db.com

June 21: Free CeCe

June 22: OPEN Finance Networking

June 24: NYC Pride March



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