Rogers celebrates Pride Month06/17/22 09:34:am
Each June is Pride Month, which was founded in memory of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. Rogers is proud to once again join in this important celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and its history.
This year, Rogers was a sponsor of Pridefest, an annual festival held at Milwaukee’s Summerfest grounds. With the cancellation of Pridefest due to the pandemic in 2020 and a delayed festival in 2021, this year’s celebration marked the first Pridefest to take place in June since 2019.
Attendees were treated to dozens of local and national entertainers including comedians, music artists, and drag show performers. The event also included a Pride Prom, fireworks, and opportunities to learn more about the history of Pride Month.
In addition, Rogers is sponsoring a two-hour documentary through PBS Wisconsin called “Wisconsin Pride.” The film will explore the history of LGBTQIA+ communities in Wisconsin through personal stories of influential artists, those who were imprisoned under anti-LGBTQ laws, and those who served in the military. The documentary is expected to air in 2023.
Lastly, Rogers held a spirit day on June 10 when team members across the country wore pride colors and jeans. Some more ways to recognize the month include:
- Reviewing the Gender Affirming Care document found here and other helpful resources found on the Equity page on Rogers Connect.
- Discovering more about LGBTQIA+ history-makers like Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde.
- Checking out a Pride celebration near you or see how people around the world celebrate!
- Learning how to be an active ally by taking trainings available in the Allyship and Belonging Community through Rogers University.