Microsoft is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. A work environment that fosters diversity of thought and allows everyone to do their best work, is at the core of Microsoft’s mission of empowering every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
When selecting the focus for this year’s Pride, Global LGBTQI+ Employee and Allies at Microsoft (GLEAM) members reflected on the intersectionality of the LGBTQI+ communities, centered on the stories of Black, Asian, Latinx and Indigenous LGBTQI+ people, and reflected on the spectrum of issues that the communities face today. Many issues are salient for LGBTQI+ people: working to protect transgender lives, working for racial equity, mitigating the impact of COVID-19, expanding environmental equity, increasing Indigenous visibility, and so much more. LGBTQI+ people at Microsoft believe that true power lies in coming together across communities to create change.
That’s why this Pride, the LGBTQI+ communities at Microsoft invite everyone to join in our call for justice and equity, as we highlight how societal issues that are often seen as separate and unrelated impact us all. The challenges we face are hard to solve. But as the stories of Microsoft employees and activists show, if we come together, we can make an impact and create change