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LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated every June to honor the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a tipping point for the gay rights movement. At Room & Board, we recognize and support our LGBTQ+ peers and customers and acknowledge the influence that LGBTQ+ people have had around the world.

Palm Springs, June 2020

Pride in our stores

Staff members work together to celebrate Pride in fun ways. Take a peek at two store celebrations from last year.

San Diego

Denver

Equity and inclusion

Equity is something we’ve believed in from the start. We provided domestic partner benefits for staff members more than 20 years ago, when HIV and AIDS were misunderstood. It was the right thing to do. As a company, we had the privilege of the friendships and perspectives of gay staff members to help inform our policies.  Like many instances in our history, our policies followed our people.

“Being a member of the LGBTQ community at R&B has been effortless. I’ve felt comfortable and welcomed as an openly gay woman from the very beginning. The inclusive atmosphere set the tone for the rest of my career.”
-Shannon K., Leadership Associate, Seattle

We publicly opposed the Minnesota marriage amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2012. We also supported the repeal of the HB2 “Bathroom” law in North Carolina in 2017. Through our Community Partnership program, we volunteer with social service agencies committed to the care of those affected by AIDS and HIV.

“I’ve spent years in some environments where it’s taboo to discuss the realities that the LGBTQ+ community faces in the workplace. My time at Room & Board I’ve spent being able to be myself without judgment and with the complete support from my peers.”
– Josh F., Design Associate, San Diego 

As progress has been made in the understanding, treatment, and management of AIDS and HIV, the scope of our support has organically broadened to include organizations who serve the LGBTQ+ community in all of our store markets. We invite you to learn more about these organizations for the important work they do, or consider LGBTQ+ organizations in your own community.

California

AIDS Project Los Angeles

Radiant Health Centers

The Center

Our Family Coalition

Colorado

The Center on Colfax

Colorado Health Network

Urban Peak

Georgia

Joining Hearts

Illinois

Howard Brown Health Center

Chicago House and Social Service Agency

Massachusetts

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Fenway Health

Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota

Reclaim

New York

Gay Men’s Health Center

Ali Forney Center

Oregon

Q Center of Portland

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus

Texas

Resource Center of Dallas

Washington

Lambert House

YouthCare

Washington, D.C.

Point Foundation

Photos by Room & Board and our staff member photo gallery

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