The Montana Racial Equity Project, in collaboration with Bridgercare, is launching the PRIDE Foundation Open to All business initiative in Bozeman on May 10, 2017.
The Open To All Business Initiative is a multi-faceted, business-driven project. The initiative aims to build visibility for the LGBTQ community to both patrons and employees who may be living and visiting the community. It seeks to elevate those businesses that support the LGBTQ community, and give businesses an opportunity to declare their support while signifying to LGBTQ people which businesses support their full humanity with a decal in the window. This initiative is one opportunity for the local business community to help shift cultural norms and increase safe and affirming community spaces where LGBTQ people work, visit and recreate.
We’d like to build the network of supportive businesses and organizations to talk about inclusive policies such as comprehensive and inclusive non-discrimination policies for employees, the potential for gender-neutral facilities for both patrons and employees, broader definitions for family leave and benefit policies and building a network of businesses willing to sign on to potential policy changes.
Pledge forms and decals will be available at launch events and upon request.
We invite all persons in Gallatin Valley who want to volunteer and be trained to canvass for this initiative to a meeting on May 10, 2017 at 6:30-8 pm at the Bozeman Public Library Small Conference Room.
Click here to register a business.