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Pride Committee

Mission Statement:

The IATSE Pride Committee works to enhance LBGTQ+ members’ inclusion, visibility, and potential for success within the union, the workplace, and the community, across our various crafts and geographic locations. The IATSE is committed to the principle that all people are equal, and therefore deserve respect and fair treatment, regardless of sex, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.

Name:

The initialisms that have been used to describe our community are constantly evolving and different groups have different preferences. As such, we have chosen to adopt the “Pride Committee” name so as not to exclude anyone who self-identifies as part of our community.

Participation:

The Committee is made up of IATSE members/officers/staff who identify as LGBTQ+. At every General Executive Board meeting we will hold an event for any self-identifying LGBTQ+ attendees to participate in. Throughout the year there will also be options for both LGBTQ+ members and their allies to participate through activism, parades/marches, education, etc.

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IATSE Pride Events (2019):

Fierté Canada Pride 2020:
Winnipeg – Sunday, May 31st, 2020

IATSE West Coast Office:
2020 L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood – Sunday, June 14th, 2020

IATSE Canadian Office:
2020 Toronto Pride Parade – Sunday, June 28th, 2020

IATSE General Office:
2020 New York Pride March - Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Contact:

If you’d like to be kept in the loop about what’s going on with the IATSE Pride Committee, please sign up to our mailing list here: https://tinyurl.com/IATSEpride

Or, if you have a question, you can shoot us an email at: iatsepride@iatse.net