The month-long global celebration takes place every June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising where protesters fought back against police harassment and social discrimination. It seeks to raise awareness of issues facing the community around the world and marks years of struggle for civil rights and equal justice under the law.
The first Metro Manilla Pride march was held in 1994 and, while there is still work to do to foster greater acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the Philippines has subsequently been ranked one of the most gay friendly nations in Asia.
Pride has subsequently evolved into a fun event that’s a celebration of people’s authentic selves and an opportunity for Enshored to renew its commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.
“This marks the first company-wide initiative to acknowledge and celebrate our pride members, complementing our ongoing efforts throughout the year to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” explains Mary Rose Yanga, Senior Human Resources Manager.
“Based on our recent demographics, we are proud to have 7% of our employee population identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Through these activities, we aim to increase our employee’s awareness of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression, promote Enshored’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts, and create an inclusive and supportive culture for everyone.”
Activities organized throughout June to celebrate Pride at Enshored:
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