Today is the start of Pride month. 51 years ago the Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City, it was the breaking point after years of raids, harassment, and … Read More

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive.

For Immediate Release May 30th 2020 Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive. WASHINGTON – People around the world watched in horror as the life slowly drained from George Floyd while a police officer held his knee on his neck and George and others pleaded for his life. In the wake of this tragedy and … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: Eastern Massachusetts

Pride at Work Eastern Massachusetts (Boston) is one of our oldest Pride at Work chapters, with origins dating back to the 1980s. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN) was a group of Boston based trade unionists who pushed for LGBTQ inclusion in both the workplace and the labor movement. GALLAN helped form Pride … Read More

Note from the Executive Director: May 2020

Welcome, everyone! I’m so excited to kick off this inaugural Pride at Work newsletter and share with you some of what’s going on with LGBTQ working people around the nation. This is such a trying time for all of us, but we know that LGBTQ working people – especially transgender folk, queer people of color, … Read More

Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens

For Immediate Release – May 12, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of Aimee Stephen, the plaintiff in a Supreme Court cases that could decide if it is legal to fire transgender working people for being their authentic selves. Stephens’ … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: South Florida

After a number of quieter years, the South Florida Chapter successfully ‘reactivated’ itself last winter, thanks in part to the efforts of Chapter President Matthew Land, Political Director with the Southeast Laborers Council. Matthew is joined in leadership by Vice President/ Treasurer Michael Molnar, and Secretary Gruselda Dowe, both of United Teachers of Dade (Florida … Read More

Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color

Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Washington DC.-The Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, … Read More

2020 Census FAQ for Queer Working People

What is the 2020 Census? Every 10 years, the Federal Government attempts to count every person living in the US. The 2020 Census will aim to capture everyone living in the US on April 1st, 2020. When does the Census begin? Data collection begins in March and will continue through May 14, 2020. The Census … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for LGBTQ Working People

LGBTQ working people have seen a major impact – both in their health and their checkbooks – by COVID-19 pandemic. LGBTQ people have higher rates of smoking, a risk factor, as well as higher rates of cancer and other immune-compromised conditions, which are risk factors for worse health outcomes when contracting this virus. Additionally, LGBTQ … Read More

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