June is Pride Month
June 4, 2021
June is designated Pride Month where the world’s LGBTQ community comes together and celebrates the freedom to be themselves. AFA both enthusiastically promotes inclusionary practices and celebrates the diversity of our Membership. Pride gatherings are rooted in the arduous history of minority groups who have struggled for decades to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who they are.
At the core of AFA’s value system is the belief that everyone is entitled to be treated respectfully and in a dignified manner regardless of race, creed, color, gender, beliefs, or sexual orientation. The LGBTQ community has suffered discrimination and social stigmatization in the past, prompting the development of the Pride theme as a positive way to combat injustice and discrimination, and to promote dignity and equal rights. AFA stands for the principles of fairness, decency, and understanding as we serve our Membership with the very finest in leadership and representation.
During the month of June, we ask AFA Members to Fly their True Colors by being involved or showing support in something you are proud to stand up for.
AFA is also a longtime supporter of Pride @ Work, the AFL-CIO diversity organization working towards full equality for LGBTQ people in the workplace. The annual Celebrating Solidarity event recognizes Pride Month and spotlights key allies in the mission to build power for LGBTQ working people. In years past, this has been an in-person gathering in Washington, D.C., this year it will be a virtual event using Facebook Live. For more information visit https://www.prideatwork.org/celebrating-solidarity-2021.