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Why Are the Gays So Goddamn Loud?

From the perspective of the “average” outsider looking in, the LGBTQIAP2+ community may seem a little….well, gay! In this case, I’m utilizing just one of the historical definitions of the word gay, meaning joyous, brightly-colored, cheerful, bright and showy. So, why might many see the LGBTQ+ community as so out there, so separated from the […]

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African American Music Appreciation Month

The month of June commemorates and celebrates African-American music. African-American music helped shape American history, influencing everything from the Civil Rights movement to the music we hear today! In the 1960s, Philadelphia natives, Dyana Williams and Kenny Gamble, lobbied the White House in order to have a full month dedicated to the legacy of African […]

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LGBTQIA+ Discrimination in the Workplace

Unsupportive work cultures push LGBTQIA+ employees to leave organizations. The data tells us that this community experiences discrimination at disappropriate rates. Check out the stats below. Almost half (45.5%) of LGBT workers have experienced, at some point in their careers, some form of unfair treatment at work, including: harassment, being fired, or facing hiring discrimination […]

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What Does the Juneteenth Flag Symbolize?

Did you know that the Juneteenth flag uses the exact same colors as the United States flag: red, white, and blue. This was intentional and meant to show that the formerly enslaved and their descendants are free Americans, too. The Juneteenth flag is full of symbols, which was the vision of activist Ben Haith, founder […]

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Mental Health Statistics and the LGBTQIA+ Community

For many LGBTQIA+ people, socioeconomic and cultural conditions negatively impact mental health conditions. Many in the LGBTQIA+ community face discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment and family rejection, which can lead to new or worsened symptoms. Take a look at the statistics below to see how mental health conditions affect the LGBTQIA+ […]

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DEI Training Does Not Work – Here is Why You Should Do It Anyway

In the past few years, diversity has become a hot topic of discussion in most US-based organizations. The realization that today’s market is demanding that companies mirror the customer base that they serve, and commit to diversifying their workforce, sent many companies scrambling to put together or purchase DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion)-focused training courses. […]

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In Memory of Many and in Honor of All

On this Memorial Day, many celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season with outdoor gatherings and cookouts, travelling and enjoying the warmth of family and friends.  But the true meaning of today brings a deeper sense of reflection for our military, who have made the selfless decision to be part of something greater than […]

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AAPI – Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration

Since 1992, the month of May has been celebrated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This was selected to commemorate both the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S. in May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad – which was predominantly built by Chinese immigrants – on May 10, 1869. […]

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Mental Health – Roadmap to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware of our thoughts, feelings and surrounding environment in a gentle nurturing way. It involves accepting our feelings and thoughts without judgment and what we are sensing in the present moment rather than living in the past or imagining the future. There is a powerful connection […]

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Being an Ally for Autism

Autism awareness is the key to building an inclusive society. In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, we wanted to share 5 actionable ways you can advocate as an ally to the Autistic Community and in turn, increase awareness and foster inclusion. Show Acceptance Show acceptance by being present and welcoming to Autistic people and their […]