Fun Ways to Celebrate Pride in the Workplace
Using decorations that celebrate pride and the LGBTQIA+ community where you can is a great start. The bigger the better of course, but even if you are only able to decorate your own personal space that’s better than nothing at all. We’d all love to see a big rainbow flag hanging in the reception but it’s still heart warming to see a miniature flag on a desk.
Organise LGBTQIA+ events for the workplace
Organising or hosting LGBTQIA+ focused events at the workplace is a great way to promote inclusivity. This can include a variety of events such as:
- Movie nights
- Drinks/happy hours
- Diversity panels
Hosting queer events can provide you and your co workers the ability to celebrate pride, as well as an opportunity to educate others about the LGBTQIA+ community.
Donate to LGBTQIA+ charities and organisations
There are always people in need and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to help out your own people. Donating to a queer charity or organisation is the perfect way to help out the less fortunate people in our community and can help you spread awareness in the workplace. You can also get your colleagues involved by hosting fundraising events.
Wearing pride clothing
Say goodbye to plain casual Fridays and hello to fabulous pride Fridays! Try organising a day where everyone has to come to work wearing something that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community. Expect to see lots of rainbows in the workplace, but remember that there’s a lot of different options to choose from. This can be the perfect opportunity to educate others by wearing the colours of a flag that aren’t as well known.
There’s nothing stopping you from celebrating your pride everyday at work, except for uniform requirements that is. Something more subtle like a rainbow lanyard should be acceptable in most workplaces, making it a great choice for representing the community whenever you’re at work. You can even double down and adorn your lanyard with pins and stickers!
Showcase the community
Supporting talented people in the queer community is a great way to celebrate pride in the workplace. Commissioning an art piece will help the artist out while providing visibility for queer people in your workplace.
Advocate for an LGBTQIA+ employee resource group
A queer employee resource group (ERG) is the perfect way to celebrate pride and support one another in the workplace. This will give you a safe space to connect with each other and can also help you further build your skills to boost career progression. While this is more of a work related idea, celebrating pride can be as simple as helping out fellow members of the community at work.
These are only a handful of examples of how you can celebrate gay pride in your workplace. Get creative when it comes to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as this is a lot more likely to foster acceptance and awareness from others, and not to mention a lot more fun too!
LGBTQ+ Flags Australia has a wide range of flags, clothing and accessories to help your workplace celebrate pride so check us out today.