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Greetings!

For well over a decade, June has been home to both LGBT Pride Month and Caribbean American Heritage Month.

The Los Angeles Pride Parade celebrates its 50th anniversary this year - at a point in history that couldn't be more timely. The parade has always taken place in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969, an uprising that took place when Marsha P. Johnson, a black, transgender woman, and other members of the LGBTQ+ community, fought against police violence and oppression.This year's parade organizers, who originally cancelled the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, decided instead to march in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, bringing together two movements to engender a unified voice for a common cause - to be heard and to demand change.


This June is also the 15th annual commemoration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, a time to promote the rich culture and heritage of the Caribbean people and to honor the impact they and their descendants have made on America's history.

We wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the history and impact of both groups of people by sending you a few articles that recognize the LGBT and Caribbean American communities and their influence on the world around us.

Stacey A. Gordon, MBA
Rework Work CEO

LGBT Pride

Tens of Thousands March in Hollywood and West Hollywood for All Black Lives Matter Protest


Several thousand people turned out Sunday for an anti-racism solidarity march from Hollywood to West Hollywood, a city that was originally set to host the LA Pride Parade on this day before it was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Skittles Is Selling Colorless Candy to Celebrate Pride Month

 

Skittles is ditching its iconic, colorful branding in favor of gray candies to show its support of the LGBTQ+ community and signify that only one rainbow matters during the month of June.

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LGBTQ Activists Join Forces to Reimagine Pride Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


With hundreds of gay pride celebrations around the world canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, event organizers are teaming up for a virtual alternative.

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UGG Hosts LGBTQ-Inclusive Virtual Prom to Celebrate Pride in Partnership with GLAAD


With many proms across the country cancelled due to recent challenges, UGG wants to empower LGBTQ youth by organizing an LGBTQ-inclusive virtual prom.

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My Friend's Place


Unfortunately, some teens are turned out of their homes due to their sexual orientation. For more than 31 years, My Friend’s Place has provided a safe haven for homeless youth while assisting and inspiring them to build self-sufficient lives.

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Tools to Combat Bias in all its Forms
Free LinkedIn Resources: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

LinkedIn is currently offering all of the courses in the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging learning path for free as a way to help organizations review their current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability.

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Caribbean American Heritage

Caribbean History Comes Alive in New Museum, Island Archives


One glimpse of a well-used artifact or hand-written letter can suddenly bring the past crashing into the present. That's the sentiment driving new Caribbean history non-profit museum, Island SPACE.

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Caribbean Pride Soars on Mr. Nicholas Johnson's Achievements


Amid all the gloomy COVID-19 stories over the past few months comes a most exhilarating report about young Mr. Nicholas Johnson, who has been named Princeton University's 2020 valedictorian.


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