Fox Rothschild Honored with Social Justice Award From Federation of Gay GamesApril 2, 2018 – In The News
In recognition of the firm’s longstanding commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, The Federation of Gay Games presented Fox the 2018 Social Justice Award.
The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) promotes equality in and through sport and culture with the international LGBTQ+ and gay friendly quadrennial event known as the Gay Games. The Social Justice Award is bestowed upon a local company that has made a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community.
Partner Christopher D. Olszyk, Jr., who negotiated the contracts and licensing agreements on a pro bono basis for the 2018 Gay Games in Paris and the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf.
“I am humbled by this recognition from the FGG, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have made a meaningful contribution to worldwide social equality,” said Olszyk.
Fox’s Diversity Committee, led by Prince Altee Thomas, was also lauded for its work cultivating a diverse workplace.
“We are exceedingly proud of Chris and the work he accomplished for the Gay Games. To be acknowledged by the FGG is a true testament to the vigorous efforts our Diversity Committee and firm colleagues perform every day to ensure equal opportunities for all. We look forward to following the Gay Games this summer,” said Thomas.
The firm’s Diversity Committee spearheads initiatives to promote inclusiveness and acceptance and works to impart a definition of diversity that encompasses sexual orientation and gender identity. The LGBTQ & Allies Initiative, an active part of the firm's Diversity Committee, is dedicated to ensuring that Fox is a welcoming workplace for all.
About the Gay Games
The Gay Games are an international sporting and cultural event held every four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status.