Intel Pride Celebration 2018

Continuing its longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion, and support of the LGBTQ community, Intel celebrated Pride Month with a one-of-a-kind drone light show. Lighting up the nighttime sky over Folsom, California, the performance honored the LGBTQ community with 300 drones that formed symbolic illustrations of the Pride flag and the same-sex and transgender symbols, among others.

Category Celebrations
Client Intel Corporation
Location Folsom, CA
Drones 300 Classic

More than two decades ago, the Intel Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Employee Resource Group (IGLOBE) was established. Over the years, IGLOBE leadership has paved the way for many meaningful achievements, including domestic partner health benefits, the addition of gender ID to the non-discrimination clause, all-gender restrooms at U.S. campuses, and many other achievements that reflect changing societal norms and Intel’s evolving culture.

In addition to internal efforts to raise awareness and increase acceptance, Intel is committed to building a society that values love over hate and equal opportunity for all. Intel has openly supported numerous pro-LGBTQ legislative efforts, including the recent fight against North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom bill.

Dedicated to fostering inclusion and respect throughout its workplace and applauding those who have the courage to speak out and inspire others, this light show served as a shining tribute to courageous Intel employees and the entirety of the LGBTQ community.

We stand with our LGBTQ colleagues, partners, suppliers, customers and the entire LGBTQ community, by showing our support through our words and actions. It’s an honor to be the CDIO of a company that is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community, taking demonstrable actions toward building a more inclusive workforce and a more inclusive culture.

Barb Whye, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Intel