Cheers to all you woke folk (literally and figuratively!) who are doing the hard work of fighting for equality and social justice for all! 🎉✊🌈
It’s time for the 4am report! June is Pride Month here in Canada – a celebration of LGBTQ-plus people, 🏳️🌈rainbows 🏳️🌈abound, (usually) parades and parties are had (thanks, Covid) 😭, and it’s generally a month of festivity and equality.
Except when it isn’t.
Which is why we wanted to talk to this week’s guest, Colin Druhan
The Executive Director at Pride at Work Canada, his mission is to hold people accountable when it comes to true inclusion for queer and trans people in the workplace.
The not-for-profit supports employers and their diversity and inclusion strategies, including:
🌈 Sexual orientation
🌈 Gender identity
🌈 And gender expression
This is extremely important work, because as Colin says, “You don’t change the system overnight.”
Have a listen. Because you WILL learn something.
Colin joined Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada as Executive Director in 2014. Since then, he has prioritized the extension of the organization’s reach outside of Canada’s largest cities into a wide range of communities across the country.
Originally from Cole Harbour, NS, he has lived in Toronto for fifteen years, during which time he has consistently engaged with queer, trans and 2S communities through working and volunteering with organizations like The 519, the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. Connect with Colin on LinkedIn or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Colin’s writing for IN Magazine.