It’s Pride season in Vancouver, which means the days are hotter, the nights are more fun and the city is out in full force celebrating diversity, individuality and love. The social scene feels more festive than usual, but there’s also a noticeable difference at the corporate level. Businesses across Canada are showing their support for Pride and getting more involved in the conversation about diversity.
As a lesbian and proud member of the LGBTQ community, I’m especially proud of the values that the corporate sector has so willingly embraced for so many years. In the case of my own organization, we currently support 63 Pride festivals and celebrations across North America, and are now in our eighth year as presenting sponsor of the Vancouver Pride Parade, which is always a huge highlight of my year.