5 Ways To Celebrate Pride In The Workplace This Year

Around the globe, June is recognized as Pride Month which celebrates the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community. The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is very prevalent at the moment, and recognizing the struggles some employees face can be very powerful. So read on to discover 5 ways to celebrate Pride Month in your workplace this year, even if your team is still working remotely.
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Supply your team with Pride Party Packs.

By putting together Pride 2021 Party Kits, you can provide your employees with rainbow products and decorations to brighten up their day. Your dedicated account manager will help you choose from a range of curated products that will not only speak volumes about your company’s personality, values and overall mission but will also liven up the workday. Whether your team is working from home or in the office, we can help you choose the right combination of products to get into the party spirit and put a smile on everyone’s face. Whatever the items, your company’s Pride swag only helps to increase awareness and further advance the LGBTQ cause. Check out our product picks here.

Organise a virtual event to bring remote workers together.

With the majority of the workforce still working remotely, it is important to organise social events to keep team spirits high. For Pride Month, celebrate by hosting a virtual event. Your workers will already have their Pride Swag from the party packs you have sent out to them, so encourage them to dress up in bright colours and decorate their workspace with rainbow items. You could play games such as a quiz on famous LGBTQ figures, films and tv shows, Pride bingo or a LGBTQ book club where everyone reads a book that highlights the history of Pride. A virtual celebration is the perfect way to make everyone feel included and bring joy to the workday.
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Create a Pride Playlist.

You can’t have a Pride Party without an amazing playlist to bop along to. This is a great opportunity to involve the whole team in the organisation of your Pride Party. Set up a Spotify account and create an interactive playlist. That way everyone can choose their favourite song and include it on the list to be played during Pride. And remember when adding a song, the cheesier the better!

Donate to a LGBTQ organisation.

There are many LGBTQ organisations around the world that are in dire need of support. Why not set up a GoFundMe page for a local charity and encourage your network to donate. Or when restrictions lift, donate your time to a LGBTQ organisation to help with fundraising and advocacy. You could even walk the length of the Pride parade in Dublin every day for a week and ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts. There are plenty of LGBTQ+ charities to choose from, all with different day-to-day activities but one common, unified goal.
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Invite a guest speaker to inspire your team.

Educating your team is necessary in creating an inclusive environment. Inviting a guest speaker from the LGBTQ community to host a webinar or Q&A session, either virtually or in office, is a great start. It also shows how serious your company is about highlighting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, while enhancing your employee’s personal development.