The Out on the Street conference of
Wall Street leaders which first met in 2011 is holding its first
Out on the Street: Europe will take
place in London on Tuesday, November 13. Out on the Street member
organizations include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays,
Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, KKR,
KPMG, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
The one-day summit will focus on
“business opportunities and leadership strategies for and within
the LBGT community,” organizers said.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
praised the group's work in a letter to attendees.
“The United States is committed to
advancing the human rights of LGBT persons around the world, and
through the Global Equality Fund that I launched on International
Rights Day 2011, we are pursuing innovative models on collaborative,
effective assistance to the LGBT community,” Clinton
said, referring to the $3 million fund used to support groups
working for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights worldwide.
Clinton announces global fund to support gay rights.)
“Forward thinking companies, such as
those participating in Out on the Street, have often been at the
forefront of positive change for LGBT people. I look forward to
seeing the results of your efforts and to bringing more companies and
governments together to make a global impact and produce real change
in this important area.”
Paul Singer, founder of hedge-firm
Elliot Management, and Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer of
Goldman Sachs, were among the Wall Street leaders who discussed gay
the second annual Out on the Street summit held earlier this year in