Unleashing Pride 2023: Resources and events for celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community

June 8, 2023
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Pride 2023

It’s Pride month! We are excited to celebrate and recognize the importance of Pride Month 2023, a pivotal time to honor, celebrate, and support the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. We believe everyone deserves a work environment that welcomes them wholeheartedly, especially within the dynamic hospitality industry. To spread the joy and knowledge this Pride Month, we've packed our blog with resources you'll love. Looking to immerse yourself in a radiant Pride event? Or seeking to deepen your understanding of the LGBTQIA+ journey?

Our blog is bursting with insightful articles, event info, supportive gestures, and so much more.

I want to support the LGBTQIA+ community, where can I start?

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community is not limited to Pride Month, it's a year-round commitment. Discover some meaningful organizations to contribute to show  your support!

GLSEN: GLSEN is an American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. Focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

Ali Forney Center: The Ali Forney Center, based in New York City, is the largest LGBT community center helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States. 

To find more organizations and charities to support visit To find more organizations and charities to support visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

I want to support a LGBTQIA+ business.

Elevating LGBTQIA+ owned businesses is a great method of engaging in Pride Month and beyond. Whether you have the financial capacity to make a purchase, or can simply help spread the word amongst your network, every bit of support contributes to their success.

Wildfang: Wildfang’s mission is to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion. They embrace inclusivity and strive to create a more diverse and equitable workplace for their employees. Additionally they have given back over $750k to good causes like ProjectQ, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Tegan & Sara Foundation, RAICES, Girls Inc, and many more.

Queer | Art: Queer|Art is an artist-led and artist-centered organization, connecting and empowering LGBTQ+ artists at all levels of their careers. Their mission is to provide individuals within our community with the tools, resources, and guidance they need to achieve success and visibility for their work at the highest levels of their field.

Loyalty Bookstore: Loyalty was founded by Hannah Oliver Depp, a Black and Queer Bookseller who has spent her career working to diversify the book industry in order for it to better serve the powerful communities of color and queerness. They believe in creating an inclusive, welcoming environment and providing books and goods for the home because.

Check out the link for additional businesses to support. 

I want to attend a pride event.

Pride month is full of festivals and parades all across the world. Below are just a few dates of events you can attend this month in some major cities. Check out the links to each event for information and volunteer opportunities.

New York, NY: June 25th, 2023

Chicago, IL: June 25th, 2023

Boston, MA: June 10th, 2023

Baltimore, MD: June 24th, 2023 

Washington D.C.: June 10th, 2023

Houston, TX: June 24th, 2023

Check out the link for specific events in additional cities across the United States. 

Not able to attend an event in person? You’re in luck! Check out the link for virtual pride events all month long. 

I want to educate myself and others on pride. 

Learning about Pride helps us understand each other better, stand up for fairness, bust myths, cheer on our LGBTQIA+ friends, and make sure everyone feels welcome and accepted, which makes our society a cooler place to live.

Inclusive language: It's important to always use inclusive language, Inclusive language can help to promote and embed equality, diversity and inclusion. Read this article to learn how to use inclusive language. 

Pronouns: Sharing your pronouns and asking others to share their pronouns is a great step to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, read this article to learn the importance of pronouns and how to use pronouns. You can add your pronouns to your social media, email signature, and name tags.

Inclusivity training: Inclusivity training in and outside of the workplace is essential to promote diversity, inclusivity, and equity. Check out this link for a free inclusivity training.

Support Network: Creating a support network in your community, workplace, or education space is a great way to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community and bring about important issues and topics with your peers. Check out this link for how to create a support network in your community.


Check out these additional LGBTQIA+ resources.


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