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News Jul 23, 2019

Jacobs Celebrates LGBTI+ Pride Month

As the dust settles on the biggest Pride ever, we reflect on Jacobs’ global celebrations and on the progress still to be made for the LGBTI+ community.

Group photo of Jacobs employees celebrating Pride Month

For members of the LGBTI+ community, Pride is far more than just a parade. With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn’s explosive cry for equal rights, the values that Pride stands for – freedom, empowerment, respect, solidarity and remembrance – are more important now than ever.

It was fitting, then, that New York’s World Pride attracted a record 2.5 million revelers to a city synonymous with the nascent Gay Pride movement, that scores of record-breaking Pride events took place across the world, and finally that Jacobs would have its biggest and largest-supported Pride season in history.

Pride season began in earnest with an all-staff video message from our Chair & CEO Steve Demetriou wishing our LGBTI+ staff a Happy Pride and encouraging participation in local events, and from then on our staff saw an explosion of celebration, advocacy and positivity in offices across the globe.

Jacobs Shows Pride Across the Globe

Along with Dallas and Denver, team members also marched at Pride in London, Boston, Toronto and Brisbane, with marches in the UK and Australasia to follow later in the year, rounding off a spectacular Pride season that began with Jacobs receiving top honors on the HRC’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index, making us a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”.

With multiple events, volunteering opportunities and celebrations planned in the next few months, it’s evident that Pride is a year-round commitment for us: our growing LGBTI+ employee network Prism has members across the globe, making Jacobs a place where you can truly “bring your whole self to work”.

Click here to join our growing team.

Jacobs Shows Pride in Dallas