EA Celebrates LGBT Equality with PRIDE
EA has proudly been involved in supporting LGBT pride and organizing efforts to strive towards LGBT equality with the help of our employees, friends, family and our players. This June, in recognition of Pride Month, EA stood with our LGBT community celebrating strength, perseverance, equality, and unity for all.
As we do every year during this time, we flew the rainbow flag at our EA headquarters in Redwood City, CA to both raise awareness and show our support for the LGBT community. In addition, EA had a great time participating in a number of PRIDE events globally. Check out some photos from the various parades we took part in.
The LA Pride parade kicked off as hundreds of thousands marched in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard.
EA marched down Market Street alongside an estimated 1.5 million people to show our support for the LGBT community. This is EA’s third year sponsoring and walking in the SF Pride parade.
The team at PopCap was excited to attend Seattle Pride 2014 to celebrate the LGBT community. Grand Marshal George Takei led the 350,000 parade-goers downtown along 4th avenue to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
Over a hundred EA staffers joined nearly two million in attendance for Madrid Pride last weekend, walking the route through the center of the city. Madrid will also be hosting World Pride in 2017.
EA brought over a hundred people to the 600,000 in attendance in Sweden, with the route stretching from Södermalm to Östermalms IP. This is EA’s 2nd year walking in and sponsoring the Stockholm Pride parade.
Over 650,000 people were in attendance along the route, which started at Robson Street and Thurlow Street and finished at Sunset Beach Pride Festival and Market. This year marked the 36th annual Vancouver Pride parade, which is the biggest in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
EA was thrilled to be in attendance as approximately 200,000 people marched at the Montreal Pride Parade. The route extended through René-Levesque Street, from St-Mathieu to Sanguinet. Fun fact: Montreal Pride is more than just a parade – it’s a weeklong festival!
We had a great time at Austin Pride 2014! Nearly 120,000 people took part in activities around Austin Pride, with 9,000 marching in the parade itself. EA employees were there for the evening event. The parade’s theme was the “Wonderful World of OZ-Tin”, and some EA participants went all out!
We joined over 100,000 in attendance for the second straight year in Orlando, which holds their Pride Festival over the same weekend to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11. This is the 10th year that Orlando has featured a Pride parade.