It’s Pride Season in Washington state and as a member of our community; we’re seeking to do our part to help promote diversity and inclusion throughout the state. Comcast Washington kicked off the annual celebration last month when more than 150 Comcasters, including friends and family, marched alongside a parade float — complete with flowers, decorations, music and more at the 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 24.
Our Washington OUT@Comcast Employee Resource Group (ERG) in partnership with the Community Impact team led the charge for the Pride Parade participation. Check out the highlights in this video:
But we’re not stopping there! As Pride Season continues, Comcast aims to support organizations and events that celebrate diversity. Look for us this weekend at the Tacoma Pride Festival on Saturday, July 14. As a presenting sponsor of the festival, Comcast will have a booth at Wright Park.
Beyond the fanfare and fun is a company that makes diversity and inclusion a top priority, and is committed to creating a culture of inclusion for LGBTQ employees. Through funding, in-kind contributions, internship programs, mentoring partnerships and other efforts, we are smarter, more dynamic and better together.
“It speaks volumes to me that Comcast NBC Universal is voted one of the number one companies to work for the LGBTQ community,” said Jamison Harris, Xfinity Communities Manager, Comcast Washington. “Having that support from the organization all the way through it is just wonderful.”
“I know that a lot of us who came out over the years, we didn’t necessarily come from backgrounds or family that were really accepting, so having a company that really embraced us and celebrated us has been wonderful,” added Harris. “It is one of the reasons why I have stayed at the company so many years.”
About Tacoma Pride Festival
The Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQA community by fostering pride in who we are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the South Puget Sound region by curating cultural events, establishing partnerships, and hosting Tacoma Pride, formerly Out in the Park, an outdoor festival. Check out http://tacomapride.org/ for more information.
About Seattle Pride
We coordinate and promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender pride events in the Seattle area celebrating the present, envisioning the future, and honoring the past. As a non-profit organization, sponsorship and donations are used to offset expenses required to produce the year-round celebrations. Seattle Out & Proud is a registered 501(c)4 organization and annually produces the Seattle Pride Parade, Volunteer Park Pride Festival, and Dine with Pride. Check out https://www.seattlepride.org/about/ for more information