The Longmont chapter of Seagate PRIDE! aims to have a large impact, both on-site and externally in Boulder County. The primary goal is to support LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) employees and their allies, providing resources on workplace issues and networking to help employees feel a greater sense of belonging at Seagate. Creating a culture of inclusion helps spread the spirit of belonging from one diverse employee group to all employees.
It’s always confusing when courts issue opinions that seem to reflect some unsettling effort to find a middle ground when the opinion is about our very lives. But, like it or not, that’s what Kennedy and the justices who voted with him gave us. That is what we have to work with—not what we hoped for and not the legal buzz saw that we might have encountered … The tactic of pushing for so-called religious exemptions is the tool of the backlash. Opponents of queer rights have been using that tool to undo the progress that we have made, particularly in the arena of marriage equality … We need to push back by understanding how the appeal to religious exemptions works and why it is often so misleadingly seductive … We have to educate ourselves and our communities about religious exemptions because they are a tool that will come back over and over again. And, given recent and continuing appointments of federal judges, that is not good news.
Out Boulder County is pleased to announce our first ever design contest for our official Longmont and Boulder Pride t-shirts! We call on any and all folks who are passionate about the LGBTQ community, as well as our organization and the work being done in Boulder County. Become a contributor towards 2018’s Pride events by showing us your amazing creativity! The contest will run from January 10th through March 31st. Winners will be announced April 1.