A time for pride

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  • By Senior Airman Brooke Wise
  • Space Base Delta 1 Public Affairs

Pride month began with a newsletter highlighting the meaning of LGBTQIA+, military history, gender and milestones in the U.S. LGBTQ+ community. Activities included SBD 1's first LGBTQ+ inclusive 5K color run, food trucks, games and a resource fair highlighting critical services such as mental health, diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, faith-based, a pride club, and more. The month concluded with the 'Moments of Pride' forum which brought people together to share stories, celebrate accomplishments, an opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, and build connections. 

“Diversity and inclusion events are tremendously important to building an inclusive culture and improving community and team engagement,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Tatiana Gonzalez, 21st Medical Squadron, force medical operations flight commander. “It helps show that the communities are valued, accepted, and have the same opportunities despite race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and any other unique group's differences. These events empower people by appreciating and respecting differences and gaining valuable insight, perspectives, and experiences for all.”