Viacom employees were out in full force this past Sunday, wearing their pride on their sleeves at the annual New York City Pride March. With our EMERGE LGBT resource group and Logo network, our teams brought their spirit to the walk, dancing down Fifth Avenue to the beat of the Logo float.
From 39th street to the West Village, the air buzzed with energy and excitement. Spectators’ cheers and jubilation filled the air in the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling. Back in March, Viacom joined 378 companies and organizations in a submission to the Supreme Court arguing in support of marriage equality.
We asked Viacomers at the Parade what the ruling and marching with Viacom meant to them.
“Marching in the NYC Pride March was so special this year as our community celebrated nationwide marriage equality. But nowhere were the cheers louder, the energy higher or the smiles bigger than the Viacom, Emerge and Logo marching groups! I not only felt LGBT Pride, but Viacom pride – to know that I am part of a company where the LGBT community is not only included, but celebrated!”
– Rich Ferraro, Sr. Director, Public Affairs & Communications, Logo
“I’m proud and honored to be part of a community that champions LGBT rights in so many awesome ways. And a special and timely shout out to Legal for all of the amicus briefs supporting the cause, especially in Friday’s Supreme Court victory.”
– Heidi Naunton, VP Sr Counsel & Asst Secretary, Viacom
“It’s incredible to work for a company that’s so supportive of people bringing their whole selves to work, and so amazing to be part of this tremendous moment, when the Supreme Court and the majority of the country have finally embraced my community.”
– Matthew Schwartz, Counsel, Viacom
“It is a great affirmation that Viacom is and always has been so supportive of the LGBT community.”
– Gabriel Carrillo, Director, Creative & Marketing Solutions, Viacom Velocity
Check out our employees in action and their Pride creative t-shirt designs below: