Pride month at Ongo
June is Pride month, so we’re celebrating! Throughout the month we’re sharing news, getting involved in the festivities and showing support amongst our colleagues, customers and members of our communities.
Pride month aims to promote acceptance and equality, whilst celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues. It also acts as a reminder of how damaging homophobia was and still can be.
As part of the month our Head Office will be lit in rainbow colours, with flags proudly flying.
We will be sharing stories, first-hand accounts, educational material and getting involved on social media.
Aaron Simpson-King, Customer Experience Team Leader and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community commented: “I’m extremely grateful to work for an organisation full of fantastic people that are so keen on promoting Pride month.
“Creating inclusive communities and striving for equality is so important and it’s great to show our customers how committed we are.
“We hope to see lots of you supporting and getting involved where you can.”
We have an equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) group made up of colleagues, customers and partners who raise awareness, push forward activities, embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation, challenge behaviours and provide recommendations.
We are planning more awareness events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for them.
To find out more our commitment to EDI, follow us on social media or take a look round our website.