The 43rd annual Boston Pride Parade, one of the largest in the country, wound its way through the streets of Boston on Saturday, June 8. Microsoft was among the more than 230 groups and 15,000 people that marched in the parade to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Matt Feczko, Program Manager and head of Microsoft’s GLEAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees at Microsoft) organization, spearheaded Microsoft’s participation in the parade, organizing and leading more than 50 employees, friends, and family. Thanks to the planning of Christine Gannon, SMB Cloud Sales Manager and member of GLEAM, Microsoft walkers were decked out in pride swag (t-shirts, wristbands, flags, sunglasses, beach balls, and bags). The crowd welcomed the Microsoft marchers and was thrilled when swag was thrown their way.
Microsoft participates in the parade to support both the LGBT community and GLEAM, which promotes diversity and creates a feeling of connectedness and community among Microsoft employees. With the success of this year’s Pride Parade, Microsoft looks forward to marching with an even larger group next year. For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.
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