Rainbow flag @ EMC Headquarters
LGBT Pride Month was created as a way to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were pivotal moments in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. What began as “Gay Pride Day,” has grown to a month-long series of events around the country. These commemorations also include memorials for members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.
Diversity and Inclusion is one of the priorities at EMC. As part of this commitment EMC hoisted a Rainbow Flag at the headquarters in the month of June in an effort to ensure every employee in our workplace feels respected and valued. We concluded our Pride month celebrations by marching and sponsoring in the Seattle Pride held on June 29th.
This year I had the opportunity to march in the Boston and Seattle Pride parades; wanted to share with my reader’s memories from this year’s Pride celebrations.
Boston Pride 2014 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=l8xhEBUVsZM
Boston Pride Parade
Seattle Pride Parade