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Four Questions with Cleve Jones: Reflecting on the AIDS Memorial Quilt as it Returns Home

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Cleve Jones is a human rights advocate who has long been a champion for people living with HIV and LGBTQ+ equality.

He co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983. Two years later, he conceived of The AIDS Memorial Quilt at an annual candlelight memorial honoring his mentor Harvey Milk, the politician and civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1978. In 1989, The Quilt was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has become a worldwide symbol of the fight to end the AIDS epidemic.

Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team

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What are the real-world benefits of diverse teams – and what does it take to make them work? I had a chance to find out when I was asked to lead product management for the Cisco team that developed App Discovery, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for getting a handle on shadow IT (applications not managed by IT). The 30-person team came from different countries (U.S. Israel, India), different corporate cultures (including Cisco acquisitions CloudLock and OpenDNS), genders, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Merck EBRGs Receive Diversity Best Practices Awards for Their Impact on the Community and Workplace

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Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.

United Airlines: Flying Proud Year-Round

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We fly proud year-round and we bring our true selves to work every day. Hear from LGBTQ individuals in our workforce, who've fought for a more inclusive world:
 
Agents
Analysts
Flight Attendants
Pilots
Technicians
Leaders
 
They are who we are and we support them.

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Q&A With VF's Laura Meagher on the US Equal Rights Amendment

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While the U.S. Constitution was founded on the principle of equality for all, the right to be free of discrimination based on sex is not currently an explicit right provided to Americans in the Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) seeks to remedy that gap and explicitly guarantee equality on the basis of sex, making gender equality a basic constitutional right. Recently, VF joined a number of other companies as an amici curiae in support of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Celebrating Military Service and Full Self Expression at Booz Allen: How Two LGBTQ+ Employees Bring Their Full Selves to Work

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“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens 

For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity.  Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Reflect on Importance of Pride

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2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations around the world, and we believe the value of an inclusive and diverse work culture is more important than ever. Our GroPride employee resource group––a group dedicated to cultivating an inclusive, supportive global network to empower diverse employees––hosted activities throughout the month of June to educate and empower our workforce. We’re proud to share what Pride at ScottsMiracle-Gro means to them. 

Come As You Are

LGBTQ+ employees around the world share personal stories about what it means to bring their whole selves to work at Merck
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It can be as simple as sharing your weekend plans with coworkers, or having a photo of your partner on your desk. When you feel free to be yourself at work, even the seemingly small things can have a big impact on your happiness and wellbeing. 

Finding a Community, Supporting Others: LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Booz Allen

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“Booz Allen is committed to using our ingenuity and creativity to build a future where everyone has access to the opportunities that help us thrive and prosper.”

-Michael Dumlao, director of brand and co-chair of the GLOBE+ business resource group

Make an Impact This Pride Month With United Airlines

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Even though the way we celebrate pride is different this year, it's as important as ever to work toward a better future for those who continue to stand up to injustice and inequality. Join us by donating your miles to partner charities or campaigns that benefit LGBTQ causes in the communities we serve.

Last year, with your help, we raised more than 1 million miles. This year, take pride in your miles by donating to organizations like:

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