Pride month is a celebration to demonstrate how far LGBTQ+ rights have come. The month of June is a recognised pride celebration month as this is when the Stonewall riots that changed gay rights took place back in 1969. It’s important to note there is continuous global work and celebrations that occur all year round to help raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community.
1973 as a company have always been and will continue to be accepting of everyone. Hey, the world would be boring if we were all the same! I spoke to various 1973 employees to discuss what pride means to them:
Harry, Print Master:
"Pride is a time to celebrate the unique differences within all of us. It encourages individual and social acceptance progressing us towards a more harmonious and loving future...It's also a great time to party together!"
Georgia, Global Sales Director:
"Pride month allows us to reflect and appreciate the brave history of the LGBTQ+ group, motivating us to continue to break down the barriers on the issues we still face today. I feel privileged that I am able to live in a society where I feel relaxed to be who I want to be."
Lucy, Warehouse Assistant:
"To me pride means love and acceptance of everyone and who they want to be. Let everyone find joy and be safe in their community".
Holly, Marketing Assistant:
"I’ve always seen Pride as letting love guide you through a sometimes unfriendly world; staying grounded and reassured in your own experiences; and having the courage to authentically express yourself. Pride is the opportunity to be openly vulnerable, expressive, loving, and honest. Celebrating who YOU are and not apologising for it."
David, Warehouse Assistant:
"Pride just made me realise how important is to accept and support each other, doesn't matter who you are, how you look, your skin colour, your sexual identity or your nationality, you'll always find a place there where you can feel you belong."
Lots of Love
1973 Team x