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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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Hi Everyone,
Wishing you all a very happy pride. The reason we celebrate this month is to support self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of the LGBTQQIA+ community.

I actually had a question to ask: Lately, Iโ€™ve been seeing a lot of brands convert their logo into a rainbow-coloured version.
How do you feel about this gesture? And what does pride mean to you? Do you wish brands did something more than just changing their logo?

Iโ€™d love to know your opinions and also learn how we, at an individual level & at Now&Me, can be better allies for the LGBT community ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก

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Issy @lostandconfused

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Hi! As a part of the LGBTQIA community I have mixed feelings on the companies changing logos. I like it because it does bring awareness but some companies are using our precious month as a trend and to make more profit, that I hate. So idk! Loving the clothing in shops tho!
Sending love ๐Ÿ’•

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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Hey there @lostandconfused ๐Ÿ‘‹
Thank you so much for these insights, I understand where youโ€™re coming from, and I think those are the exact same thoughts I had. But it helps, even more, to know directly from someone whoโ€™s a part of the community.

I think, then my learning from this is that the genuineness & intention behind the actions matters more than anything else. ๐Ÿ’—

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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Thank you!

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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At one instance, I feel thatโ€™s really bold and amazingโ€ฆ on the other I want to know if it flows down their organisational culture to love and support those who identify as LGBTQI+ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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So true, I do like the spirit behind it too and the kind of visibility it provides. But definitely, what youโ€™re saying about the organisational culture - THATโ€™s what really matters.

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most brands use this time to make everything rainbow and sunshine but the moment the month is over they withdraw from their so called support. what we want is a year round of inclusivity and equal opportunity and not just a month of commercialising off of us.
You guys are doing an amazing job for giving people like me a platform to speak on so thanks

ps. clothing stores just because we are queer we donโ€™t you to rainbowfy everything

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

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Yep, thatโ€™s so unfortunate but the harsh reality of how things are. I think even if companies sort of came forward with their overall policies & practices, as you mentioned, it could really make a difference beyond just month-long visibility - โ€˜A year-round of inclusivityโ€™, I think that would really set an example for society at large.

Iโ€™m so glad you feel that way, I hope we continue to make this a safe space for all โค๏ธ

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