Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Freedom
A Message From Our North American Brand Manager ...
Pride is an amazingly special time of year for all of us. It’s a time to support our LGBTQIA+ communities as they celebrate the freedom to be themselves and commemorate those who have gone before them in this global fight for equality. It’s also a chance to let that freak flag fly under the warm summer sun!
Unfortunately, this year, the global COVID pandemic has thrown a wrench in the works. We were all sad, but not surprised, when NYC Pride was canceled after Los Angeles, Boston, D.C. and most other major U.S. cities had already made that hard decision. While we’ll miss the in-person festivities dearly, we know it is the smart decision for our health and future happiness.
Pride is not dead, however! This is a time to go virtual and show solidarity, especially when so many of us are still dealing with the harsh reality, loneliness and isolation of the COVID pandemic. The fabulous people at InterPride (a global group of Pride organizers) are re-imagining a virtual Global Pride that will take place on June 27th; a time to come together as a planet and celebrate! Be sure to check it out.
Next year Pride will be back, loud, proud and bigger than ever, and we will be there (covered in glitter, probably)! Until then, let's keep that positive energy flowing!
Rebecca Pinette Dorin, EXSENS North American Brand Manager