On May 21, 2020, Out & Equal hosted a Pre- Pride Planning Call to walk through the suggested activities included in Out & Equal’s Pride-Out-of-the-Box resource and facilitate a community discussion to talk about everyone’s feelings and plans around Pride month. Our team at Out & Equal has compiled some of the emotions and reactions discussed on the call and activity suggestions for other Employee Resource Groups. You can find a recording of the session and a copy of the slide presentation here.  

We want to hear from you! Please reach out to us at stories@outandequal.org to share all your amazing Pride month photos, stories, and suggestions!  

How is everyone feeling about virtual Pride this year?  













What LGBTQ books, shows, or movies are you all consuming right now?  

We’re Here – HBO 

A Secret Love – Netflix Documentary  

Untamed – Glennon Doyle Melton  

Intersexion – Amazon  

Never Have I Ever – Netflix  

Half of It – Netflix  

OUT – Disney + Short Film 

Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin 

Real Queer America – Samantha Allen  

Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story – Jacob Tobia  

Circus of Books – Netflix 

Our Gay 50 States – Zaylore Stout  

Do you have an LGBTQ hero or role model in your life? What is something you’ve learned from them? 

Ellen DeGeneres 

Bayard Rustin  

Bob the Drag Queen  

Harvey Milk  

“My colleague transitioning in the workplace”  

Megan Rapinoe  

Laverne Cox 

Janet Mock  

“My transgender daughter” 

Pete Buttigieg 

The Cast of Pose  

“My queer college professor”  

What do you have currently planned for Pride?  

Virtual happy hour trivia  

Cross ERG- programming  

Partnering with a queer Latinx organization to honor Pulse Nightclub 

Virtual 5k to raise money for a LGBTQ community partner  

Virtual drag bingo  

Transgender 101 Zoom talk 

Virtual Ally Session  

PFLAG training  

21 Days Ally Challenge with Pride Circle 

Movie club  

Rolling out new company pronoun policy  

Letter writing campaign to other LGBTQ organizations and assisted living facilities

Do you have suggestions for other ERGs looking to engage in Pride month? 

June is also Men’s Health Month so there is an opportunity for collaboration, resources, and presentations

Using the intersectional Pride flag  

Create a Pride month theme – such as “Educate, Embrace, Encourage, and Empower!” 

Host a Pride Day where everyone dresses up in rainbow Pride gear  

Lead a Zoom LGBTQ+ fitness class or meditation   

Make sure programming is as accessible and inclusive as possible so lots of people can join  

Try partnering with a LGBTQ veterans’ group and raise awareness for transgender troops  

Host educational sessions for allies  

Send emails to your members with daily quotes or media from inspiring LGBTQ voices 

Showcase your events and meetings using social media 

Host a panel with other groups or communities to give others a chance to share their stories  

Attend virtual conferences or webinars