HE&R Celebrates PRIDE Month 2023
This email was sent to our Hershey Entertainment & Resorts team members to celebrate the start of PRIDE month.
Today marks the start of Pride Month. Throughout June, we are encouraged to raise awareness of issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community while celebrating all of the beautiful identities of our LGBTQ+ community.
HISTORY OF PRIDE
According to USAToday.com, “Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York and celebrates the LGBTQ community and the fight for equal rights. The Stonewall Uprising began on June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a prominent gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The subsequent protests over the next six days are credited with a shift in LGBTQ activism in the U.S.”
The universal sign of PRIDE, the rainbow flag, was introduced in the 1970s to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. The most common version has six stripes signifying:
One year ago, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts launched its sixth Employee Resource Group, HUE - HE&R Unity & Equality, a group committed to building a community within Hershey Entertainment & Resorts by connecting LGBTQ+ team members and allies through education, advocacy, and professional development.
Happy Pride Month!
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is committed to fostering a stronger internal culture of advocacy and inclusion to help team members share their voices and collectively effect change. We are expanding on existing initiatives and creating new programs to develop additional avenues of progress for team members from diverse heritages.