HBK celebrated Pride Month with rainbow cakes in all the offices on June 27. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month in the United States and throughout other parts of the world. Every year, the LGBTQ community and allies come together to celebrate love, diversity, equality, acceptance and pride. The month-long celebration includes pride parades, workshops, and concerts that serve not only as opportunities to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals’ history but also as a way for people to come together to support, encourage, and celebrate our differences.
HBK deeply believes in having a culture that is diverse and inclusive. A diverse and inclusive culture is what will enable us to drive responsible growth and serve our clients, communities, and each other. As an organization we believe in creating an environment where our teammates can feel comfortable in bringing their whole self to work. One way in which we can foster this environment is by educating our teammates on the history of Pride Month.
The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969, New York City Police Officers raided a local gay bar, Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village in New York City. During this raid, the bar patrons and local residents protested and engaged in violent confrontations with law enforcement. This confrontation led to six days of protest and violent clashes with law enforcement. The Stonewall Riots served as the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States as well as other countries.
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