Cheers to Pride Month 2022
June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month, celebrated annually in recognition of the 1969 Stonewall Riots that occurred in the early hours of June 28, 1969, in New York City. Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular bar frequented by many of the city's lesbian, gay and transgender community, roughly hauling patrons out on the street and arresting employees. The raid sparked outrage among bar patrons and neighborhood residents, leading to six days of protests and serving as the catalyst that ignited the Gay Rights Movement in the United States and around the world.
This year, Southern Glazer's continues to pride itself on inclusivity and encouraging our FAMILY members to live and be their authentic selves. We are excited to host and participate in an array of virtual and in-person events in honor of Pride Month, including leadership panel discussions, workshops, and more. Here’s a look at just some of the events we have going on this month.
"Share the Love" Program
May 1 – June 30
This is the first-ever Multicultural National Program (led by the Multicultural Center of Excellence team) and is designed to champion for LGBTQIA+ suppliers and brand allies from May 1 – to June 30. Brands that support cause-based marketing initiatives, dedicated special packaging, or are LGBTQIA+ owned, managed, or operated are all included in the program. Additionally, the program includes a "most creative display" incentive, and a $1,000 donation will be made to an LGBTQIA+ charity on behalf of the region with the highest % growth vs. last year. Throughout the campaign period, participating brands will be featured on SGWS' social media pages.
Lighting Ceremony at SGWS Wynwood
May 31 – June 30 at 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. EST
SGWS Wynwood office in Miami, Florida will be externally lit in rainbow colors for the entirety of Pride Month.
SGWS Pride Banner and Logo
June 1 – 30
A rainbow version of the SGWS logo has been created and will be featured on all Company social media pages for the entirety of June. Check out our newly designed corporate website and follow SGWS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to view our Pride Month logo. And don't forget to tune into SGNN to view our Pride Month banner!