At Related, June is a time to celebrate equality and inclusivity. We also view this as a time to renew our commitment to engage and elevate our nationwide LGBTQIA+ employees, allies and communities. Keep reading for a roundup of Pride Month events, company-wide initiatives and other ways that our teams are making our company and our neighborhoods more inclusive, for all.
At the start of June, Related made donations to nonprofits The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Ali Forney Center and Family Equality. Related also launched a Pride-themed logo for employees and allies to use throughout the company to signal their solidarity.
On June 2nd, The Square in West Palm Beach hosted Pride Night, an evening full of family-friendly activities curated by social justice-driven children’s bookstore Rohi's Readery, LGBTQIA+ housing and health care nonprofit Transpire Help and LGBTQIA+ community center Compass. Visitors enjoyed face painting, live music, Pride photo opportunities and artisanal food trucks. Rohi's Readery screened a series of LGBTQIA+ short films for all ages and hosted two workshops. The beautiful evening ended with the lighting of The Wishing Tree, a rainbow-colored LED sculpture that represented love for all.
On June 13th, Related Midwest's Prideful team curated A Related Pride Celebration and Music in the Park at Chicago luxury residence One Bennett Park. The employee-organized event invited colleagues, residents and their families to get together with refreshments, light bites and live music, as well as gifts of Related Pride t-shirts.
On June 22nd, Related California hosted a Happy Hour event at Avery 450 in San Francisco. The team enjoyed drinks and participated in a fun tie-dying activity
On June 22nd, Related NYC’s Pride team got together for Happy Hour at seafood restaurant Jibs. They also watched Canadian singer Kiesza’s captivating live outdoor performance, part of Hudson Yards’ free Summer Concerts at the Wells Fargo Stage.
On June 24th, Related volunteers participated in a community day at New York City’s Hetrick-Martin Institute, participating in the annual Pride event and helping in the Arts & Craft room.
Finally, this month, our colleagues Charles O’ Byrne and Matteo Sardi were recognized for their commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community on City and State and Crains New York, respectively.