During the late 1980s and early 1990s national surge of LGBTQ workplace activism, employees of the Eastman Kodak Corporation in Rochester, New York formed the Lambda Network. Initially an informal support group for gay and lesbian employees, the Lambda Network became prominent locally and nationally for its award-winning programs that fostered LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace.

Members’ commitment to education about LGBTQ people and their experiences as well as the support of Kodak senior management contributed to the Lambda Network’s success, which was reflected in Kodak’s adoption of domestic partner benefits, as well as its support for The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation that would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and, after 2007, on gender identity as well.

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