Dozens of South Florida Comcast employees came together recently to celebrate Pride Month at the annual Stonewall Pride Street Festival & Parade in Wilton Manors. More than 50 employees, friends and family members wearing “Pride is Universal” t-shirts represented Comcast NBCUniversal in the parade as a part of the company’s Team UP volunteerism initiative.
The volunteers are members of OUT@Comcast and OUT@NBCUniversal, the company’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) designed to uplift and connect LGBTQ+ employees.
Stonewall Pride honors the historic Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City, which led to the start of the LGBTQ+ human rights movement in the United States. This year’s festival and parade attracted more than 40,000 attendees and generated an estimated $6 million in direct economic impact for the city of Wilton Manors.
As sponsors of the festival and parade, representatives from Comcast’s sales and marketing team hosted a booth where they talked to attendees about the company’s products and services, handed out branded promotional items and held drawings for giveaways.
This is the second consecutive year that employees from Comcast NBCUniversal have marched in the Stonewall Pride Parade.
“It was an amazing experience to march for equality alongside my colleagues and their friends and family,” said Chelsea Chen-Young, the OUT@Comcast Florida Region Chapter Lead. “Despite the inclement weather, we persevered and had a great showing representing Comcast NBCUniversal. I can’t wait for next year!”
To learn more about how Comcast is celebrating Pride Month this year, visit Corporate.Comcast.com/pride-month/2023.