Celebrating Pride Month

Rainbow flag with people under it at a celebration

Pride Month not only celebrates the influence LGBTQ people have globally, but also recognizes the continuing struggle for equal rights. During the month of June, many events are held to raise awareness of current issues facing the LGBTQ community and encourage more inclusiveness.   

At TwinStar, we’re committed to making everyone feel welcome regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Creating safe and welcoming environments for our employees, members and communities is paramount to our mission.

Ways that we address diversity and equity issues on a daily basis at TwinStar include: 

  • Use of inclusive language
  • Removing binary gender wording  
  • Addressing misgendering and microaggressions 
  • Inviting employees’ chosen pronouns 
  • LGBTQ DEI allyship and advocacy training
  • Creating and maintaining safe spaces for all, labeled with stickers at each of our branches
  • Sponsoring local LGBTQ events in our areas

This month, we hope you join us in celebrating how far we’ve come in advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community, while working to address the challenges it continues to face. 

Together, we can help make the world a safer and more welcoming place for people of all backgrounds and sexual orientation.