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4 Ways to Effectively Celebrate Pride Month in the Workplace this June

The journey towards creating a more inclusive work environment is, to put it simply, complex. With Pride Month upon us, we are reminded of how important recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community is in achieving workplace inclusivity. Despite laudable progress within the past decade, we still have a lot of work to do.

  • More than 1 in 3 LGBTQ Americans faced discrimination of some kind in the past year, including more than 3 in 5 transgender Americans.

  • To avoid the experience of discrimination, more than half of LGBTQ Americans report hiding a personal relationship, and about one-fifth to one-third have altered other aspects of their personal or work lives.

  • Half of black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBTQ+ people (51 percent) have experienced discrimination or poor treatment from others in their local LGBTQ+ community because of their ethnicity.

Windows donning rainbow flags and colorful parades filling the streets are powerful symbols that represent the continuous fight for equality. Now is a better time than ever to evaluate how your actions can make a positive impact during this crucial time for embracing authenticity. To spark your brainstorming session, here are four meaningful ways you can celebrate Pride Month in a business setting.