Pride 2023: What does it mean to you?
Pride month is a time to come together to celebrate what has been achieved but also to recognize that the fight for equality and human rights is ever present. We asked members of our global LGBTQ+ and Allies group what Pride means to them.Get in touch
Pride is about the ability to love and work without fear, discrimination or favour. It’s about recognising and supporting the LGBTQ+ family and friends in our lives.
Pride means acceptance, tolerance and kindness. Pride means bringing your authentic self to your daily life, being free to express yourself in a manner true to your principles and values and being equal to your colleagues, your family and your friends. Pride is a celebration of difference and diversity but also a reminder of the hardships faced by LGBTQ+ community and a reminder to constantly work towards an inclusive, open-minded and unprejudiced community, both inside and outside of work.
Chief People Officer, New York
Pride month is a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ colleagues, clients and community. Pride is also an acronym - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence – that represents values and standards that create an environment where each individual and our whole organization can thrive year round.
Partner, Hong Kong
Pride is the freedom to live out your self-identity without fear. The greatest sense of well-being can only be achieved when we align the core of who we are with how we express ourselves to others – that, for me, is the source of pride.
For me Pride is about feeling proud of who you are and being able to be your full, authentic self; to joyfully celebrate our individual beautiful uniqueness. It is also the reminder that love has no spoken language and is universal.
Pride is to remember the journey which our community has been on, to give thanks for those who came before us and were brave enough to take a stand and to look forward to being able to live a life guided by openness and opportunity rather than fear.
Senior associate, London
As an ally, Pride is a month to celebrate the many battles that the LGBTQ+ community has won over the years, reflect on the many challenges that the community is still facing worldwide, and resolve to support my LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues every day.
Front of House Coordinator, San Diego
Pride is equality, love and acceptance. Pride is honoring our past heroes who took a stand despite multiple adversities so we can joyfully celebrate our community and who we are today. And that my friends, is LOVE.
Partner, New York
For me, Pride is an opportunity to reflect on how much has changed since I first came out in the late '80s. The level of acceptance and support I receive from my peers would have been unimaginable to me at that time. Pride this year has focused me on the need to continue our collective efforts to resist those who seek to turn back the progress we have made.
Amarjit Kaur, global DEI partner
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DEI is embedded in our firm's global culture. We celebrate the fact that each of us brings something unique and valuable to the table. We strive hard to recognize and support the needs of everyone within the firm and those who work with us. As a firm, we continue to raise awareness of DEI issues and to encourage engagement through our network of groups, our initiatives, and events. This ongoing effort to do better and be better has helped us to foster a tolerant and inclusive culture, which I find very heartening and encouraging.