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Pride Month 2022

Every year, Pride is celebrated throughout the month of June. It’s an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those from the LGBTQ+ community, while remembering the historical context of the movement. With Pride month in mind, it’s fair to appreciate how far we’ve come as a society, while still acknowledging that there’s a long way to go.   

The history of pride

In June 1969, supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fought back against police harassment. Inspired by the events that took place in regard to the Stonewall uprising, a bisexual activist, Brenda Howard, organised the first Pride event the following year.

After decades of campaigning, the LGBTQ+ community no longer faces the same level of discriminatory laws. Due to an increasing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, the scale of Pride celebrations have evolved and now take place in cities all over the world.

How we can continue to make an impact

A lot of positive change has been achieved in the decades following the Stonewall riots. However, there is still work to be done, especially when considering social reform. According to Stonewall, two-thirds of the LGBTQ+ community have experienced some form of violence or abuse.

Stonewall have also made some discoveries when it comes to the LGTBQ+ community and the discrimination they face in the workplace. 18% of people have been the target of negative comments or conduct from work colleagues because they belong to the LGBTQ+ community. The same percentage of people said they have been discriminated against during job applications because of their identity.

Here at Pareto, we believe that people should be treated fairly and feel respected, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, disability or gender. With diversity and equality embedded into our company culture, we do our upmost to ensure we promote a safe working environment, which is inclusive to everyone. 

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