What is Pride month all about?
For decades, Pride has been celebrated in the month of June and is dedicated to celebrating all of the LGBTQ+ communities across the globe. Typically, Pride month is celebrated with parades, marches, concerts and much more but with pandemic and social distancing still in place, things are very different this year. Nevertheless, global celebrations will continue on Zoom, TikTok and other social media, keeping people connected and celebrating Pride.
June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for many people around the world. It all started in New York City on June 28th, 1969. Following a police invasion of a gay club, with riots and protests encompassing the city. Transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson has since been credited for throwing the first brick or shot glass that sparked the riots on that night.
How are Apogee involved?
At Apogee one of our core values is Inclusivity. Similar to our Sustainability & Environmental initiatives, we are near the beginning of our journey. We would like to use Pride 2021 to kick start our commitment to the LGBTQ+ communities and making a real tangible difference. Pride is all about people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far gay rights have come, even if in some places there is still some work to be done.
Looking forward, our commitment to LGBTQ+ is to do more and to help raise awareness, not only at Apogee but within our local communities. Be part of making a positive change - as the world embraces change let’s make sure Apogee is part of that journey.