San Francisco was out and proud on Sunday, June 24th as Dolby employees marched together in the annual Pride Parade. You could feel the excitement and the magnetic pull of city, bringing on-lookers and revelers together from across the country.
The delegation of marchers was organized and supported by Dolby’s LGBT+ Employee network, Spectrum, which aims to promote equality, inclusivity, diversity, and professional growth throughout the company’s global offices. In addition to this weekend’s festivities, Spectrum hosted a screening of Call Me By Your Name in the Dolby Cinema at 1275 earlier this month.
This event brought employees together to march through the streets of San Francisco in their Dolby Pride shirts. The theme for San Francisco Pride 2018 is “Generations of Strength,” a message which inspired Dolby’s 70s Disco theme, which was based on the company’s 1976 move to San Francisco. Employees wore their disco ball necklaces proudly. A truck, following close behind the group, brought the disco tunes to the celebration. Donna Summer, anyone?
Gathering for the second year in a row, Dolby’s contingent lined up at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event for the parade route down Market Street, which ends right on our doorstep at 1275 Market.
Dolby’s Pride celebrations extend around the world. Earlier this year, Dolby employees in our Sydney office hosted an event for the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Employees joined together to frost and arrange cupcakes in the shape of the rainbow flag. In addition, the group hosted a fundraiser for LGBTIQA+ youth services organization Twenty10, jointly raising over $3000.