Relive Pride & Joy: The Beauty Of Being Us – an up-close-and-personal, virtual event presented by M·A·C Cosmetics celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. Through this panel discussion co-sponsored by wELCome and hosted by M·A·C Regional Education Trainer Bradley Miller, we invite you to discover what Pride means for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals today.
Through listening sessions, service events, donations, and social media messages, brand helps support LGBTQ+ youth in the US and Europe
Since its inception in 1999, June has been recognized as PRIDE Month, a time to raise awareness for and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. This June, Timberland recognized the month through a variety of events and opportunities for employees and consumers to learn more about how they can support the LGBTQ+ community.
Jeff Baker and his Florida teammates spread message of diversity and inclusion
The St. Pete Pride parade, which attracted 265,000 people in 2019, hasn’t been held for two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. But when participants march again, members of Florida’s new Duke Energy WeR1 employee resource group will be among them.
For Jeff Baker, it’s a matter of personal and professional pride. In his 16 years at Duke Energy, he said he has never felt discriminated against at work because of his sexual orientation. But he also never realized how many allies he and his LGBTQ+ co-workers have.
In order to bolster resources for LGBTQ youth, the Pride program recently partnered with Subaru of America’s LGBTQ employee resource group Out+Ally, which has supported the organization in past initiatives. In addition to donating $7,000 in laptops to the Pride program so youth can ultimately keep going to work and school as well as communicate with their case managers, Out+Ally committed to working with the Pride Task Force, a group of young queer and trans alumni of the Pride program who push for LGBTQ youth housing and basic rights.
NortonLifeLock is celebrating PRIDE this month. We hosted our first Virtual PRIDE Parade, which included conversations with LGBTQ+ identifying leaders from inside and outside the company, and recently completed two important grants to Out & Equal and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
As we start to celebrate Pride Month, the growing call from consumers for brands to avoid “rainbow-washing” is substantive. And with every rainbow-branded product, individuals are looking under the hood to find out if and how the company is truly supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Feeding a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Chef Julia Turshen
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Chef, cookbook author, and activist Julia Turshen operates at the intersection of food and social justice. Her highly acclaimed cookbooks share deeply personal and meaningful narratives on LGBTQIA+ representation, racial equity, body positivity, and more.
Every year during June and July, our associates around the world come together to participate in a broad range of activities in celebration of Pride. Even as the coronavirus pandemic impacts worldwide events and with hundreds of parades and events postponed or canceled, there is still an opportunity to bring about awareness on a global level—and to celebrate milestones like the U.S. Supreme Court's decision. This year, we embarked on a new direction and are using virtual events as a way to globally celebrate diversity and equality during these challenging times.