The Meaning of Pride Month

Pride month Satellite Healthcare

Pride Month is a time to celebrate equality, acceptance, and love.

Pride celebrations take place across the U.S. and around the world in June. Pride Month is an important time for us to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Month began as a recognition of the Stonewall riots, which started on Saturday, June 28, 1969, in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, lower Manhattan an establishment welcoming the LGBTQ community. Protests and civil unrest over the following nights marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and organizing large-scale LGBTQ+ pride marches and street fairs.

A year after Stonewall, New York City held its first Pride march in 1970, and each June since, annual LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations are held not just in the US, but worldwide. Common pride symbols include the rainbow flag, with its colors that symbolize Life, Healing, Sunlight, Nature, Serenity and Spirit.

Satellite Healthcare prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive organization, and one of our core values is to create a workspace that’s inclusive for everyone and allows people to be their authentic selves at work, regardless of race, sexuality, gender expression.

We take this imperative seriously, not just during Pride Month, but every day of the year. We offer inclusive benefits for employees such as family planning services and adoption assistance. Our medical insurance providers, Aetna and Kaiser medical plans, include coverage for both same- and opposite-sex spouses and domestic partners are invited to participate in our health and welfare plans. Each insurance provider also includes services for the treatment of gender dysphoria, including gender-affirming surgeries.

We provide diversity training and are planning a course on unconscious bias this fall. Our culture underscores our commitment to being an inclusive and welcoming company to work for and encourages these traits in our leaders.

Please join us in celebrating the spirit of diversity, equity and inclusion, which are at the core of who we are.

Happy Pride Month!