PSCU’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group, PSCUnity, had planned to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which is recognized in the month of June across the world. However, amid the suffering and turmoil happening right now across America, we realized the message everyone needs right now is not one of celebration or excitement, but one of unity.
In fact, we celebrate Pride every June because of demonstrations by our marginalized LGBTQ+ community. In June 1969, the Stonewall riots emerged as demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community against unfounded police raids and brutality. This June, as we honor Pride Month, we are specifically spotlighting people of color that have made a difference in our community. It was activist Marcia P. Johnson, an African American transgender woman, who led the charge for so many during that time. Those riots and protests, both peaceful and otherwise, led to genuine progress and change. We believe the same will be true as we come out on the other side of this together.
Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Employee Success
At PSCU, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strengthens the company by inviting a diverse range of experiences, valuing those differences so that employees can bring their whole selves to the workplace, and acknowledges different needs, experiences and opportunities. It has been proven that employees are more successful and engaged when they feel their uniqueness and authenticity are embraced at work – this drives innovation, collaboration, and the attraction and retention of a high-performing workforce.
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