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LGBTQIA+
Pride Month
June 2024

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: LGBTQ+ History Month 2024

In June, LGBTQ+ communities globally unite to observe Pride Month, a dedicated period honoring the resilience and triumphs of minority groups in the pursuit of acceptance and equality. These celebrations embody significant historical struggles, emphasizing the importance of living authentically. The Power of Pride program is founded on eight core principles:

1. INSIDE-OUT
Local LGBTI organizations and activists are pivotal in defining priorities.

2. LOCAL OWNERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING POWER
Decentralized decision-making allows for local input.

3. PARTICIPATORY GRANT-MAKING
Partners influence partner selection, budget allocation, and priorities.

4. INCLUSION
Focusing on traditionally underserved groups like LBQ, intersex, and trans communities.

5. ACCESSIBILITY
Ensuring funding accessibility for smaller groups with varying administrative needs.

6. FLEXIBILITY
Adapting to changing situations and partner strategies swiftly.

7. TRANSPARENCY
Open communication, accessible documentation of decisions, and clarity on program limitations.

8. ACCOUNTABILITY
To Alliance members, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and supporting LGBTI movements.

The Power of Pride

The significance of June stems from the Stonewall uprising in New York City during June 1969, a pivotal moment in the modern gay rights movement. Present-day Pride Month festivities feature varied events such as joyful parades, vibrant community picnics, engaging workshops, enlightening symposia, and celebratory concerts. These occasions bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds, evoking solidarity for LGBTQ+ rights on a global scale.

Infoblox’s Pride and Friends employee resource group embodies inclusivity and equality. Dedicated to amplifying LGBTQ+ voices and fostering equity in the workplace, the group advocates for fair treatment. Their mission revolves around raising awareness, providing positive representation, and nurturing a strong sense of belonging among LGBTQ+ employees, customers, and partners.

For additional information and active participation in Pride Month activities, visit the ERG page, Pride for Friends, on the Infoblox Diversity portal. Let us join forces to celebrate diversity, champion inclusivity, and cultivate a workspace that honors and appreciates the unique identity of each individual.

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