Pride at Gartner is one of several employee resource groups (ERGs) specifically promoting a positive and inclusive work environment for all of our associates worldwide, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Gartner associates across the globe have come together to show their support and celebrate members of the LGBTQ community over the past couple of weeks.
National Coming Out Day
On 11 October, more than 250 Gartner associates joined together on the observation deck at our Arlington, VA, office to celebrate National Coming Out Day. We celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or being an ally. The Human Rights Campaign states that “nearly 30 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools for visibility and acceptance is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian, and one in 10 for those identifying as transgender.” We, at Gartner, celebrate this day because whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an ally it still matters in 2018.
Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world. On 18 October, Gartner associates around the world wore purple in support of this amazing event.
Below are some of the pictures of our associates from National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day.
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