From the Stonewall riots in New York City to annual Pride parades all over the world, the LGBT community has had a long history of battles and triumphs. Pride Month is not only a celebration of self expression and self love, but it is also about championing equal rights for all, uplifting our loved ones, as well as an opportunity to create a safe space for all people — regardless of sexual orientation.
If you’re a company looking for things to do to empower your LGBT employees, here are 5 diversity, equity, and inclusion activities perfect for celebrating all month long (and beyond):
LGBTQIA+ History & Culture Trivia is a great, gamified way to learn about the diverse experiences and perspectives of the LGBTQIA+ community.
This fast-paced, fun competition game invites teams to test their knowledge. But your team will also walk away with a better understanding of the impact of LGBTQ activists, pop culture, and more throughout history.
We encourage you to speak with your team after the event and see what they learned and their thoughts on promoting workplace diversity.
How to Get Started 👉 Perfect for teams big & small — book virtual LGBTQIA+ History & Culture Trivia today!
Check out this lecture-style tour to discover the hidden stories & unique backgrounds of LGBTQ artists throughout the world.
Your expert art guide will use vivid visuals and captivating storytelling to take you through the history of Queer art. You’ll journey through LGBTQ art’s progression throughout the 20th century, discovering everything from how art was censored to its liberation.
This is, hands down, one of the most popular Pride Month activities for work!
How to Get Started 👉 Start your team’s artistic exploration by booking your virtual Queer Art Storytelling Tour here.
In this engaging, interactive lecture-style class, you’ll learn the history behind the LGBTQ movement with a heavy emphasis on the New York City area – which some consider the birthplace of the LGBTQ movement!
An LGBTQ educator will come with historical anecdotes from real LGBTQIA+ activists, immigrants, and more. Learn people’s stories and discover the secrets of LGBTQ history, like the Stonewall uprising.
Oh — and, of course, there will be plenty of Q&A opportunities to help take your knowledge to the next level.
How to Get Started 👉 You and your team can step right into the History of the LGBTQIA+ Movement here.
If pure celebration is more your team’s idea of Pride Month activities for work, look no further than Drag Queen Bingo.
A show stopping drag performer will take your team through multiple rounds of bingo in between stellar drag performances. Plus, our queens are no strangers to comedy — they’re eager to make their audiences roar with laughter.
Drag has a compelling history in the LGBTQ community, and this experience is the ideal way to embrace a beloved artform important to the LGBTQIA+ community.
How to Get Started 👉 Book your virtual Drag Queen Bingo experience here —- and make sure you come with your applause ready.
Do you want the best and biggest Pride Month experience for work? Well, honey, you’ve found it.
Pride Pub is a 2-hour extravaganza that lets your team curate their Pride celebration as they see fit. They’ll be able to hop in and out of breakout rooms that all contain a different Pride event, like Pride Trivia and LGBTQIA+ Mini Games. If they don’t feel like playing, there’s also a live musician and various breakout rooms dedicated to conversation!
How to Get Started 👉 Get the Pride Pub party started right here!
Pride Month can be the perfect time to bring in an expert who can train everyone in a code of conduct that better supports the office’s LGBTQ community.
We all have our implicit biases, and we can’t address the barriers LGBTQ individuals face if we don’t acknowledge them. It’s up to us to reach out to these resources and to experts to educate us and to inform us how to be more inclusive and respectful.
Organizations like The Safe Zone Project even offer free online training tools.
You can also check out the Human Rights Campaign's map that highlights the policies and laws in each state, so you can participate in conversations that help to have the ongoing LGBTQ issues heard.
Knowing these policies and laws will also help you spread awareness and advocate for your LGBTQ+ coworkers.
Take time to celebrate the LGBTQ community in all walks of life! Learn about what current LGBTQIA activists & leaders are down. For example, here's a list of LGBTQ climate leaders working to combat climate change and create a better world for us all!
Another fun way to celebrate is by involving some delicious food! Here's where you can let your culinary and creativity soar. Gather your team - whether or not they identify as part of the LGBT community - for a lunch that celebrates diversity and honors inclusion.
Bonus points for anyone who’ll wear anything that's red/orange/yellow/green/blue/violet! Our team at Confetti put together bites and cocktails that incorporate the colors into the foods you'll serve, like cute fruit kabobs or a seven-layer cake. You can even serve a non-alcoholic rainbow cocktail that will be sure to please.
Hold this lunch/party with the intention to give a platform to your LGBT employees. Ask how you can be a better coworker and how you can create a more inclusive office culture.
It doesn’t stop today or this month. Continue to get involved or donate. Below are some Pride Month resources you can look into as a team and as an organization set on being better allies:
Looking for more ideas on how you can celebrate? Check out our Pride events here.
You can email [email protected] for more information on interesting ways your team can give to your charity of choice while having fun!