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品凤楼 and the 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates proudly support Pride Month, celebrated annually in June. The month is filled with colorful parades, festivals, and events that promote inclusivity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities.

鈥淧ride month is a vibrant and joyous recognition of the LGBTQ+ community and their significant contributions to the nation鈥檚 economic strength and our society鈥檚 fabric,鈥 says Ignacio Salazar, President and CEO. 鈥淚t is a time to honor their resilience and to advocate for equality, acceptance, and human rights, especially in our workforce, where we can each make meaningful contributions,鈥 he adds.

One of the best ways to participate in Pride Month is to attend events and encourage conversations in a spirit of learning and appreciation for everyone. These gatherings show solidarity and are an opportunity to be immersed in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Americans can celebrate diversity and focus on the positive ways to share in our country鈥檚 promise for all.

鈥淓ducating ourselves is another important aspect of Pride Month,鈥 says Salazar. 鈥溒贩锫 respects the important history and ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ+ community among the more than one million people we serve yearly and in our 品凤楼 family of team members. We can each foster greater understanding and empathy to help promote safer and more inclusive workplaces. This atmosphere generates more cohesive and productive teams working in harmony,鈥 adds Salazar.

Supporting LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy are two other meaningful ways to contribute. Donations to organizations that champion equality and provide vital support can make a significant impact. Volunteering our time or skills can also uplift and empower LGBTQ+ individuals. Being an advocate means standing up for what is right in our community and beyond.

鈥淎t 品凤楼 and the 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates, we are dedicated to being strong supporters of ALL values of respect and affirmation of all individuals,鈥 says Salazar. 鈥淥ur programs and services across America and Puerto Rico are extended to people of all identities and within our staff at all levels. This commitment reflects the importance of embracing diversity and fostering a genuinely inclusive environment where everyone can thrive,鈥 he adds.

May we celebrate Pride Month through uplifting messages on social media, amplifying stories, and being beacons of love and respect related to rights and acceptance. Let us help make our country an example for the world as a land of inclusivity founded on the principles that every individual has the God-given right to exist and realize their full potential in safety, peace, and happiness. Happy Pride Month 2024!