As the first LGBT+ events of summer 2022 start revving up, Vodafone employees explain what Pride means to them.
For many of its attendees, Pride is one the highlights of the year that they eagerly look forward to. Vodafone employees have been both participants and spectators at many previous Prides across the UK. As many events were cancelled over the past two years due to the pandemic, Vodafone UK News was keen to hear from Vodafone employees about what Pride means to them.
For Jonny, a VOXI marketing and proposition specialist, Pride is all about joy: “It’s about celebrating acceptance, freedom, empowerment, and everyone’s uniqueness. Some people aren’t so lucky to live in a country with the freedoms we enjoy. To be able to celebrate that liberty and represent our global community is wonderful.”
Evie, a customer adviser, sees Pride as both a fun, jubilant event as well as an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues. “One campaign I’m passionate about is petitioning to protect trans people under the government’s conversion therapy ban. As it stands, they’re not fully protected,” explained Evie.