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Pride Month Employee Spotlight: Michael M.

Republic Services is proud to be a workplace where employees of all backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and faith feel safe, respected, and valued.

“It’s an honor to be part of a company that values and respects both the pride I have in being an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, and the pride I have in the work I do every day for our agents and customers. Being able to proudly be who you are while at work is something everyone should have, and I’m so grateful to have found that!” – Michael M., CRC Supervisor Indianapolis

Why is Pride Month Celebrated in June?

Before Pride became a celebration, it started out as a protest. Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to mark the 1969 Stonewall uprising in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Pride Month events attract millions of people with the shared purpose of recognizing the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.