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 firstname.lastname@example.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?
Bob the Drag Queen
“My colleague transitioning in the workplace”
“My transgender daughter”
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
21 Days Ally Challenge with Pride Circle
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