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.
Let’s cover the streets of Boulder County with Rainbow Flags showing that our community is every bit as smart, forward-thinking, inclusive, and accepting as we aim to be.
We have received a small grant to support LGBTQ+ veterans. We are planning an initial meeting to hear what local vets want this programming to be. If you are an LGBTQ+ veteran, please contact Michal (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can include your input. As we hear back, we will schedule this meeting in order to move forward.
Como comunidad que abarca todos los demás grupos demográficos, estamos trabajando para convertirnos en una organización inclusiva que reconozca y celebre nuestra unidad, así como nuestra diversidad. Sabemos que … algunos de los retos enfrentando a los jóvenes de color que también son LGBTQ o cuestionando. La necesidad es evidente y por eso estamos respondiendo.
As a community that spans across all other demographics, we are working to become an inclusive organization that recognizes and celebrates our unity as well as our diversity. We know …. some of the challenges facing LGBTQQ youth of color. The need is evident, and we are responding.