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Pride Month Archive

Decades of Pride and Lambda Alliance Banner Design Overview

The raising of the rainbow-colored flag in celebration of Pride Month started at Berkeley Lab over 20 years ago. This year however, Lambda Alliance – the Lab’s Employee Resource Group and Activities Association that supports Sexual-orientation and Gender Minorities (SGMs) – opted to do something a little different to mark the beginning of Pride Month. […]

DOE Takes Pride in Progress

During Pride Month, the U.S. Department of Energy talked to our colleagues about what Pride Month means to them, how they celebrate Pride Month, and what’s on the horizon for our agency when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Watch the video below to hear their thoughts. Read the full article>>

Lab Raises the Progress Pride Flag – June 2021

This June, for the first time in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) history, pride flags were raised at headquarters in Washington, DC and Germantown, MD. In a fitting moment of solidarity and allyship, the Lab also raised the Progress Pride Flag, the same one flown by DOE, high upon the flagpoles outside of Building 65. […]

Pride Banner Raising Virtual Ceremony – 2021

During this year’s banner-raising virtual ceremony, Chief Diversity Officer Lady Idos noted: “This year’s theme for San Francisco Pride is ‘All in this Together.’ Given all of the challenges that we’ve been through in the past year, as a nation and a global community, the theme of unity and solidarity is appropriate. ‘All in this […]

Understanding the Past and Present: Pride Flag and Banner

The Pride banner at the Lab has a long history, going back to 1999 and the start of the Lambda Alliance at the Lab. Several times the banner was removed by unknown persons, but when that happened, Lab leadership stepped up. Lambda Alliance first formed in October 2013 as an employee resource group (ERG) to […]

Pride Month Closes With Virtual Parade

After a month of activities — including talks, craft sessions, movie screenings, and Zoom gatherings — the Lab’s Pride month celebration concluded on June 30 with a parade of hand-crafted floats made by staff from Berkeley Lab, SLAC, and Livermore Lab. Check out the floats and the closing ceremony. FULL STORY & PICTURES>>