Every year Pride celebrates the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made over the half century that’s passed since the original Stonewall Riots. This year our Pride employee group has inspired the redesign of our own Pride logo, to reflect the progress that still needs to be made to end inequality for everyone.
As Pride month comes to an end, we commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and start of the Gay Liberation Movement. This month, and always, we remember that the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made so far would not have been possible without the courage and leadership of the Black, Brown and African American LGBTQ+ trailblazers. Those who sparked the Gay Liberations Movement include: Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Storme DeLarverie, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Audre Lorde and many others.
For this year’s Pride, we’ve redesigned the National Grid Pride logo to include five additional colors – black, brown, white, pink and light blue - which incorporates the colors and characteristics of the Progress Flag (designed by Daniel Quasar, 2018).
Today – and every day – our Global Pride Employee Resource Group at National Grid continues to acknowledge that , despite having made much progress since 1969, the struggle to end inequality and injustices against Black, Brown and African American, and transgender and gender non-conforming members of our community, must continue today.