June is LGBT Pride Month 

    Published June 05, 2014

    Pride Month
    Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group and build community, as opposed to shame and social stigma.

    Fast Facts – LGBT Pride Month 

    • LGBT buying power grew 100 billion dollars between 2006 and 2012.
    • Despite inclusion efforts, it is legal in 29 states for dismissal of staff due to orientation.
    • DiversityInc requires domestic-partner benefits as a prerequisite to make their Top 50 list, setting a new standard for openness in America.
    • The average household income of same-sex couples outpaces that of heterosexual couples.

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