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BRG Honors National Coming Out Day

October 11, 2021

ThinkPride, BRG’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group, honors National Coming Out Day on Monday, October 11.

First celebrated in the US in 1988, this day began as a commemoration of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which focused on securing equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community, ending AIDS discrimination, promoting bodily autonomy, and combatting racism. The march also is widely known for first displaying the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, remembering individuals who had died of AIDS. Today, National Coming Out Day serves as a reminder of the power and impact of our expression and action.

ThinkPride aims to create an empowering space for the BRG queer community through engagement, accountability, and access to resources that promote equality and professional growth.

In alignment with our mission stated above, we have made great strides in our first year, such as:

  1. Helping coordinate BRG’s first Pride Month campaign
  2. Hosting a webinar on the “ABCs of the LGBTQ+”
  3. Supporting and partnering with pro-LGBTQ+ organizations as a part of business development
  4. Providing education around the addition of pronouns in employee email signatures
  5. Submitting our second-annual Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
  6. Hosting a trivia night for Pride Month
  7. Hosting biweekly meetings focused on planning initiatives and discussing topics such as queer media, bans on trans people’s participation in sports, and work-life balance

We hope that our efforts and progress inspire people to get involved and continue to spread the message of the 1987 March on Washington.

Find out more about BRG’s employee resource groups and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.

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