Pride Month is here! 🏳️🌈
Every June we join together across Sterling and the world to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community to society. We also take time to recognise the ongoing challenges that people within the community continue to face in many parts of the world.
There are many Pride events throughout the year, however June is recognised as Pride Month due to the important commemoration of the 28 June 1969 raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
Following the raid there was a six-day uprising, and protests were staged against the police brutality inflicted upon Stonewall Inn patrons. These protests are often regarded as the catalyst for the modern Pride Movement to secure and protect the rights of LGBTQIA+ individuals. This movement continues today.
Sterling will join in the recognitions, celebrations, and forums this month by highlighting LGBTQIA+ trailblazers, organisations, resources, and events that advocate for and support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Keep an eye out on Sterling’s social media platform LinkedIn for spotlights on our LGBTQIA+ employees. We will hear about the significance of Pride Month to them and learn how they celebrate with their family, friends, and communities.
There are many opportunities for all of us to show support, to observe, to listen, and to be educated. You can learn more about the upcoming global events celebrating Pride Month at https://www.iglta.org/Events/LGBTQ-Pride-Calendar.