Celebrate Pride Month

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This June, we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, honor their history, and continue the fight for equality. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and many other terms such as non-binary, asexual/aromantic, pansexual, intersex, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. 

At Partners, we’re dedicated to fostering inclusivity and supporting our Members with a variety of products and services. Learn more about our Pride-inspired Proud Ally Collection debit card and our Family Building Loan which assists with adoptions, surrogacy, and fertility treatments.

Here are some ways to celebrate Pride Month:



Food has been tied to LGBTQIA+ activism for decades. Potlucks and brunches provide private and public occasions to live and eat authentically. Soup dinners, the location passed by invitation and word of mouth, became a respite at the end of a day of peaceful protest for human rights. The adoption of a largely vegetarian diet due to tight financial circumstances and the need to feed a house full of chosen family became a symbol of solidarity. Rainbow-colored food can proclaim Pride in who LGBTQIA+ people are.

Chefs and authors like Lou Rand HoganAlice B. ToklasJames Beard, and Craig Claiborne, all identify as LGBTQIA+ and have had a profound impact on American and world cuisine.

During Pride month, you can connect by dining out at a LGBTQIA+ owned restaurant, participating in a queer cooking class, learning more about LGBTQIA+ chefs and authors, or indulging in a rainbow pastry or a drink in a rainbow tumbler by following the Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to Pride Month 2024.


Representation matters. The World Economic Forum reports “While the LGBTQIA+ community is quickly growing in scale, we are also seeing the impact of media representation on cultural acceptance."

Check out these titles on Disney+:

  • Out
  • Andor
  • Star Wars Resistance
  • High School Musical
  • Andi Mack
  • Loki
  • West Side Story
  • Love, Victor

And of course, the curated collection for Pride also on Disney+.


The Los Angeles Public Library posted Queer Up Your Stereo! Underground Music by LGBTQIA Artists on their blog, offering a selection of musicians. If you know what you are looking for in music, you can always visit the library websites for your local area and search for your favorite LGBTQIA+ music and musicians.

Podcasts for every taste abound and can be found with the search engine of your choice.

WNYC Studios, part of New York Public Radio, offers Nancy - with stories and conversations about the queer experience today. 

LGBTQ&A, produced by The Advocate and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), has weekly interviews with LGBTQ+ people around the world.


Ally – According to Forbes, a person from a privileged group works in conjunction with a marginalized group to help remove systems that challenge their basic rights, equal access and ability to thrive in society. The National Institutes of Health also underscores that allyship is “the practice of emphasizing inclusion and human rights by members of an ‘in’ group, to advance the interests of an oppressed or marginalized ‘out’ group.”

LGBTQ+ Key Terms and Concepts (youth.gov)

Understanding elements of LGBTQIA+ lives and our past can help us develop a deeper and broader comprehension of our current world and forecast a clearer future.

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