Pride 2011

Macy’s celebrates ‘pride + joy’ — will participate in LGBT events nationwide


LGBTQ Nation

Retailing giant Macy’s on Thursday announced plans to join millions of Americans in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

Pride + Joy, Macy’s Pride Month celebration campaign, will feature in-store fashion events, commemorative advertising and window displays, Pride merchandise in select stores, gift registry booths for couples in key cities, celebrity appearances, and sponsorship and employee participation in Pride parades across the country.

“Macy’s is proud to recognize and honor our LGBT employees and customers during Pride Month with our nationwide Pride + Joy campaign. These festive celebrations and community initiatives showcase our steadfast commitment to inclusiveness in all aspects of our business,” said Corliss Fong, Macy’s vice president of diversity strategies, in a media release.

Macy’s employees will participate in 17 more pride events throughout the months of June, July and October in the following cities: Kansas City, KS; Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; St. Petersburg, FL; Chicago, IL; St, Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Cincinnati, OH; Atlanta, GA; and Orlando, FL.

Earlier this year, Macy’s employees participated in Pride events in Phoenix, AZ, Miami and Melbourne, FL.

Since 2007, Macy’s has scored 100% on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index which recognizes companies for their record toward LGBT employees and customers.

Macy’s long-standing commitment to the LGBT community includes its ongoing support of the Trevor Project and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

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