Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month has been celebrated annually in the month of June for the past 50 years to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Pride month is an important time to celebrate the love and joy of this community’s achievements and to spread awareness of this community’s challenges. This event also serves as an important opportunity for businesses to evaluate their diversity and discrimination policies, and promote inclusion within their workforce.
To celebrate this year’s Pride Month, we are proud to shine light on five of the most inspiring, passionate, and authentic LBGTQ+ speakers.
These speakers share incredibly insightful stories, insights, and knowledge to spread love and encourage inclusion and the importance of uniting our workforce and communities.
1. Mohsin Zaidi is an award-winning author, commentator and lawyer. His memoir, A Dutiful Boy (Penguin, 2020) won the Polari Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and was named Guardian, GQ and New Statesman Book of the Year; providing a personal insight into issues of diversity and inclusion, mental health and justice. An advocate for LGBT rights, BAME representation and social mobility, Mohsin sits on the board of Stonewall and is listed by The Financial Times as a top future LGBT leader. A regular commentator on Sky News, he also writes for CNN Style, Bustle, Mr Porter and Newsweek and was recently listed in The Lawyer Magazine Hot 100.
2. Veteran Laila Ireland courageously came out as a transgender service member by sharing her story in the Emmy-nominated short film “Transgender, at War and in Love.” Today, Laila advocates for LGBTQIA equity by speaking across the country and establishing safe spaces for this critical conversation.
3. Kat Blaque is a transgender rights activist and runs a YouTube channel focused on social justice issues, particularly around race, gender, the LGBTQ+ community, and feminism.
4. Dominique Jackson is a Tobagonian-American transgender actress, author, model, and reality television personality, most famous for her performance as Elektra Abundance in FX’s Television series Pose. She is a great advocate for social change, transforming her community through her partnership with nonprofit organizations such as Destination Tomorrow in the Bronx to advocate for transgender and LBGTQ+ Rights.
5. Legendary “RuPaul’s Drag Race” icon Alyssa Edwards is a captivating performing artist. World-renowned for her standout outfits, big hair and sensational dancing skills, Edwards is a fan favorite. Celebrated for her time on the groundbreaking reality show, Edwards has become one of the franchise’s biggest success stories.
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