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National Grid Stands With the LGBTQIA Community at WorldPride in NYC

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WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —  National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.

Risking Their Careers in the Name of Equality

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In the early 1990s, a group of gay and lesbian employees at P&G in Cincinnati banded together to fight for equality in their workplace. It seemed like an impossible dream—while P&G was one of the first Fortune 500 companies to add “sexual orientation” to its EEO (equal employment opportunity) statement in 1992, the company’s leadership was conservative and fellow employees were openly homophobic. And, in 1993, Cincinnati passed Article XII, an amendment that prevented any laws aimed at protecting gays and lesbians.

Healthcare Diversity Council to Host Inaugural National Diversity Conference Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Healthcare Industry

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HOUSTON, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Healthcare Diversity Council, an initiative of the National Diversity Council,  will host an inaugural conference focused on equity in the healthcare system on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The 2019 National Healthcare Diversity Conference will engage participants  in conversations focused on equitable practices in the healthcare space on the theme, “Diversity Transcending: Many Faces in the Mission of Inclusion.”

Bridgestone Americas Sponsors 2019 Nashville Pride Festival and Parade

Bridgestone to serve as presenting sponsor for sixth consecutive year
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ ― Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a leading tire and rubber company, will serve its sixth year as presenting sponsor of the Nashville Pride Festival. This year’s Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville.

JetBlue and RuPaul’s Drag Race Bring It to The Runway for World Pride as New York’s Hometown Airline® Celebrates Ongoing Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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JetBlue – the Official Airline of Fierce – and RuPaul’s Drag Race Proudly Present Newly Named “Shantay Blue Stay” Aircraft and Fabulous Inflight Feature Video

JetBlue Honors its Commitment to the LGBTQ Community with Continued Support for The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, The Center, New York Gay Men’s Chorus and Various Other Events

Press Release

JetBlue – the Official Airline of Fierce – and RuPaul’s Drag Race Proudly Present Newly Named “Shantay Blue Stay” Aircraft and Fabulous Inflight Feature Video

JetBlue Honors its Commitment to the LGBTQ Community with Continued Support for The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, The Center, New York Gay Men’s Chorus and Various Other Events

Schneider Electric: Building an Inclusive Culture for LGBT+ at Work

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by Kevin Castel

In celebration of Pride month, I’m sharing my story

In Hong Kong, LGBT+ rights are different.

It’s Time for the Equality Act

Symantec celebrates Pride with a guest post from Human Rights Campaign
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The month of June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the United States. Each year, Pride events are held nationwide in cities large and small, and for some people, it is the only occasion where they can be out and proud in their community. Pride festivals and parades are a celebration of the progress the LGBTQ community has made, but also a time to recognize the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality. This June, we’re excited to feature a guest post from Human Rights Campaign’s Liz Cooper.

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The month of June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the United States. Each year, Pride events are held nationwide in cities large and small, and for some people, it is the only occasion where they can be out and proud in their community. Pride festivals and parades are a celebration of the progress the LGBTQ community has made, but also a time to recognize the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality. This June, we’re excited to feature a guest post from Human Rights Campaign’s Liz Cooper.

Booz Allen Celebrates 20 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride

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For over two decades, Booz Allen has been a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, and questioning employees can thrive. Pride Month 2019 is an opportunity to celebrate the firm’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.

Duke Energy Earns Perfect Score in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

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Duke Energy received a perfect score of 100 percent in Human Rights Campaign's national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBT-friendly corporate practices and policies. The perfect score earned Duke Energy the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

Duke Energy Celebrates LGBTQ Teammates and Their Allies

During National Pride Month, employee groups support the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
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When a colleague told Keith Gifford about Duke Energy’s employee resource group for LGBTQ individuals and straight allies, Gifford didn’t hesitate to join. For him, being an ally comes from a personal place.

Gifford, a transmission project manager, still thinks about his high school friend who came out to him in college more than two decades ago. Gifford accepted his friend’s revelation, but not everyone did.

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