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#MicrosoftPride: Open dialogue, donations to LGBTQI+ nonprofits, actions for equity and visibility

Written By published June 16, 2020

Put together by employees across all continents, Pride at Microsoft is a grassroots and global phenomenon.

“For us, Pride is an opportunity to reflect on our past and galvanize action,” writes Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of the worldwide Consumer Business. “We believe now more than ever we need to encourage open dialogue because it helps us create momentum, build empathy and change history. Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQI+ people in the workplace from discrimination — but also serves as a reminder that the journey toward a truly equitable future isn’t over. The events of these past few days, weeks and months are a call to action.”

Teams background with Pride conversation

During June, which is Pride month, Microsoft is making a $250,000 donation to nonprofits around the world to help in their fight for LGBTQI+ and racial equity. The company is also spotlighting various identities and expressions through limited-edition products designed with and by the LGBTQI+ community with the hope of giving visibility to often overlooked or neglected groups. The campaign shares employees’ stories and invites all to continue conversations to push inclusion forward.

Find out more on The Official Microsoft Blog.