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Worcester Pride Announces 2014 Theme: Just As I Am

Friday, March 28, 2014

 

Worcester will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the “Worcester Revolt" on September 6th. This small but historically important event was the first time in colonial America that a local Militia drew arms against the King’s Army in an effort of self-determination. Though no shot was fired, the event succeeded in moving the Colonies toward independence.

It is in this same spirit that the Worcester Pride organization celebrates the LGBTQ and allied community of Central Massachusetts. Through its peaceful advocacy and all inclusive events, Worcester Pride works to create a presence in the Central Massachusetts community for everyone.

“We are excited to unveil the theme for Worcester Pride 2014, “just as I am”. said John Trobaugh, President of Worcester Pride. "For the first time in our history, the theme and logo was determined by a popular vote of Pride supporters.”

For more information please click here or send an email to [email protected].

For more information on the Worcester Revolt click here.

 

Related Slideshow: How Central Mass. Firms Place In LGBT-Friendly Ranking

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2013 rating of LGBT friendliness by America’s largest companies is ranked on a scale from 0 to 100, based on whether or not the firms have policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. These include anti-discrimination protections, domestic-partner benefits, diversity training and transgender-inclusive benefits.
 
The Foundation provides an estimated score to businesses that have not, after repeated attempts, responded to the survey. An estimated score is reflective of the information that the Foundation has been able to collect without help or input from a business.
 
The Foundation researches policies at more than 1,800 companies (including the Fortune 1000 and American Lawyer 200). However, it does not provide a business with an official score until it has collected and verified all the information that it needs. In all, the Foundations officially rates 688 companies in its Corporate Equality Index.
 
Any business with 500 or more U.S. employees can be rated. If you don’t see a company listed in the Foundations’ CEI, contact the Foundation with any information you have about its policies on LGBT issues. Or, contact and motivate businesses to participate by letting them know that you make purchasing decisions based on how they scored in this guide.

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#5 Hanover Insurance: 15

Headquarters: Worcester
 
Brand names: Citizens Insurance Company of America, Opus Investment Management
 
Note: The lowest workplace-equality scores range from 0 to 45.
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#4 BJ’s Wholesale Club: 35

Headquarters: Westboro
 
Note: The lowest workplace-equality scores range from 0 to 45.
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#3 Unum: 70

Headquarters: Chattanooga, Worcester, and Portland, Maine
 
Brand names: Colonial Life, Duncanson & Holt, Paul Revere
 
Note: The moderate workplace-equality scores range from 46 to 79, and are for businesses that “have taken steps toward a fair-minded workplace.”
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#2 TJX: 100

Headquarters: Natick
 
Brand names: HomeGoods, Marshalls, T.J.Maxx
 
Note: The highest workplace-equality scores range from 85 to 100.
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#1 Staples: 100

Headquarters: Framingham
 
Brand names: Office Centre, Quill Corp., Staples, Staples Business Advantage, Staples Business Delivery
 
Note: The highest workplace equality scores range from 85 to 100.
 
 

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