Celebrating International Pride Day and Pride Month
We are committed to wholeheartedly supporting our LGBTQ+ conservation allies.
As the Canadian affiliate of the world's largest conservation organization we bring a global perspective to our work. We stand with our colleagues around the world in celebrating Pride Month in June, and we are fully committed to supporting our LGBTQ+ conservation allies.
Statement from Our Global Affiliate
This June, we are excited to celebrate International Pride Day on June 28 and Pride Month in many countries. Pride, globally celebrated throughout the year, brings us together to recognize the struggles and contributions of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and all the other gender identities and sexual orientations used by members of the community) people to making our world—and conservation—more inclusive for all.
Guided by our Nature’s Pride Employee Resource Group and many colleagues across our orginization, we want to use our voice to celebrate the strength that diversity brings to the mission of protecting the lands and waters on which ALL life depends.
For our organization, this means including more diverse perspectives with different backgrounds at the decision-making table earlier and more often. It means pausing to listen and learn from the communities we serve as we are working to solve urgent problems facing our planet. It means denouncing homophobic practices and policies that harm and compromise the identities and rights of LGBTQ+ peoples. We recognize we have more to do and understand to better embody our values, and we thank the LGBTQ+ community for advocating for and modeling diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our organization is proud to work with and support LGBTQ+ community members, colleagues and partners. Together, we are working with respect and integrity to be allies to people from all backgrounds and communities, so our organization and conservation efforts can be more inclusive of all.