Pride Month Roundup and the Best Bars in North America | This Week on PR Newswire

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Since June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, this week we’re recapping some of the most newsworthy recent releases about Pride events and initiatives:

H&M Pride Month campaign

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H&M USA Celebrates Pride 2022 with Continued Support of The Trevor Project and Chosen Family Campaign

This June, H&M launched its new “My Chosen Family” global campaign in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and Pride. The campaign focuses on the concept of non-biological families, which play an essential role for many people in the LGBTQIA+ community. Through its various partnerships and support, H&M continues to celebrate and stand behind the community not just during Pride, but all year round.

Hallmark Pride Month digital video greeting

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Hallmark Celebrates Pride Month by Offering a Free Digital Video Greeting Throughout June

At a time to commemorate the impact of the LGBTQIA+ community, Hallmark Cards Inc. is proud to celebrate Pride Month by offering a free Digital Video Greeting during the entire month of June. The innovative greeting option makes it easier than ever to create and send a personalized pride message, giving users a unique way to celebrate Pride Month with anyone, anywhere.

The greeting is fully customizable and allows individuals or groups to create a personalized message by adding text, music, photos and videos that show their pride, their way. Once created, individuals can instantly send the Pride Month Digital Video Greeting via text or email and share it on social media.

The Stonewall Inn exterior

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Historic Stonewall Inn Kicks off Pride Month with Safe Spaces Certification Launch Event

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative held its annual Pride Kickoff event on June 1st at The Stonewall Inn. This invitation-only event ran from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and celebrated the launch of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative Safe Spaces certification program. The Safe Spaces certification was designed by some of the brightest minds from marginalized communities nationwide and is set to commence this June. This certification will identify everything from entertainment venues to food and beverage locations, stores, and much more, as safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.

Chipotle Pride Burrito

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Chipotle Kicks Off Pride Month With ‘Always Real’ Actions for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its ‘Always Real’ support for the LGBTQIA+ community in honor of Pride Month. Chipotle worked with its PRIDE Employee Resource Group to identify pressing issues that members of the community face, and together developed its first-ever program dedicated to yearlong support.

“As an organization rooted in purpose, we’re always looking for ways to drive real, meaningful change,” said Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer at Chipotle. “Cultivating a better world takes a commitment from all of us, and we want to address the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, provide everyone a safe place to authentically come to work, and cultivate an environment for all to thrive.”

Saks Fifth Avenue "Show Your Pride" campaign - Sam Jay

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Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrates the LGBTQ+ Community in Honor of Pride and Partners With the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative for Fourth Consecutive Year

Saks Fifth Avenue, the premier destination for luxury fashion, unveiled its Pride campaign today (May 31) titled, “Show Your Pride,” which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, spotlighting notables and their stories. Saks is also supporting the LGBTQ+ community through a partnership with the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) for the fourth consecutive year, with a cumulative donation of $245,000.

Marc Metrick, Saks CEO, said, “The LGBTQ+ community plays an integral role in fashion, and we’re proud to lend our platform to amplify awareness of the community’s contributions across our industry. Even more so, we believe it’s important to lend our voice in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights.”

And don’t miss these other releases from PR Newswire in the past week:

North America's 50 Best Bars - Attaboy team

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Attaboy in New York Named North America’s Best Bar as the Inaugural North America’s 50 Best Bars List Is Revealed

The inaugural list of North America’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced at a live awards ceremony on June 7, at Capitale in New York. The new annual ranking features bars from across North America, with New York’s Attaboy crowned No. 1 as the Best Bar in North America.

Founded by cocktail legends Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy, Attaboy honors its predecessor, Milk & Honey. The bar team, led by Haley Traub, salutes the late Sasha Petraske with incomparable, bespoke drinks experiences. Mexico City’s Handshake Speakeasy (No.2) claims the title of the Best Bar in Mexico. Toronto’s Civil Liberties (No.10) wins the Best Bar in Canada, while Puerto Rico’s La Factoría (No.12) earns the Best Bar in the Caribbean.

Cengage Group 2022 Graduate Employability Report infographic

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Regret, Confusion and Lack of Confidence: Cengage Group’s 2022 Graduate Employability Report Exposes the Reality of Entering Today’s Workforce

As American businesses vie for talent in one of the hottest jobs markets, half of all recent graduates have not applied to entry-level positions because they felt underqualified and unsure of their skills. According to Cengage Group’s 2022 Graduate Employability Report – the second annual report of 1,000 graduates who completed a degree or non-degree program in the last 12 months – this confusion and lack of confidence is causing today’s graduates to question the value of their education and overall career readiness.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Comprehensive Economic Report Revealing Strength of Metro Economies

Today (June 3) the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released its 2022 Metro Economies Report, which details the economic situation and outlook for every metropolitan area in the U.S. This new data, revealed during the USCM’s 90th Annual Meeting taking place in Reno, Nev., shows that cities are the dominant drivers of economic activity in America and are responsible for the overwhelming share of the growth in the U.S. economy over the last year. The Metro Economies Report, prepared by IHS Markit, also projects that a majority of American cities will see employment return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, and that inflation will slow considerably in the coming two years.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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