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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