What’s New: Continuing its longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and support of the LGBTQ community, Intel celebrated Pride Month with a drone light show that honored the LGBTQ community and Intel employees.
“We stand with our LGBTQ colleagues, partners, suppliers, customers and the entire LGBTQ community, by showing our support through our words and actions. It’s an honor to be the CDIO of a company that is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community, taking demonstrable actions toward building a more inclusive workforce and a more inclusive culture.”
– Barb Whye, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Intel
What It Looked Like: Three hundred Intel® Shooting Star™ drones lit up the nighttime sky over Folsom, California, in a performance celebrating diversity and equality, including symbolic illustrations of the Pride flag and same-sex symbols. Fusing the excitement of love with the magic of technology, Intel spotlighted two LGBTQ couples that include an Intel employee, with a personalized drone light show featuring illustrations symbolic of their relationships that were incorporated into the show’s choreography.
The performance was more than an entertainment spectacle – it was a tribute to Intel’s LGBTQ community and celebrated the company’s commitment to equality.
Intel’s Role: More than two decades ago, the Intel Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Employee Resource Group (IGLOBE) was established. Over the years, IGLOBE leadership has paved the way for meaningful achievements, including domestic partner health benefits, the addition of gender ID to the non-discrimination clause, all-gender restrooms at U.S. campuses and many other achievements that reflect changing societal norms and Intel’s evolving culture.
In addition to internal efforts throughout the company to raise awareness and increase acceptance, Intel is committed to building a society that values love over hate and equal opportunity for all. Intel has openly supported numerous pro-LGBTQ legislative efforts, including the recent fight against North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom bill.
The lightshow will serve as a tribute to these courageous couples and the LGBTQ community. Intel is dedicated to fostering inclusion and respect throughout its workplace and applauds those who have the courage to speak out and inspire others.
More Context: For more information on how Intel is working toward reaching full workplace representation by the end of this year, read its latest diversity and inclusion report.
And More Context: Drones at Intel