All for love and love for all
2017’s Pride Festival weekend was one to remember. For the second year Comcast was proud to sponsor the Pittsburgh Pride Parade, held on Sunday, June 10. Through the tremendous organizational efforts of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, Comcast employees joined thousands of Pittsburghers in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community both in the city and around the world. Turnout exceeded last year, with more than 100 of our employees, family members, friends, and two Senior Leadership members – Keystone Region Vice President of Business Services Toni Murphy and Lisa Birmingham, Vice President of Government and External Affairs – all coming out to support the cause.
While this was Comcast’s second year of Pittsburgh Pride sponsorship, our commitment to equality dates back more than three decades. Out@Comcast, formed in 1986 as one of Comcast’s first Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), was created to connect LGBTQ+ employees and allies by contributing to a workplace environment that is LGBTQ+ aware, inclusive, and productive for all employees. Out@Comcast provides networking opportunities, a learning & speaker series, access to senior leadership, and meaningful volunteer opportunities to its LGBTQ+ and straight ally members. The Keystone Region will soon welcome a regional Out@Comcast chapter, as the next step in our long-standing mission to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“Out@Comcast lets employees be authentic and feel comfortable at work,” said Andy Fang, who organized this year’s Pride volunteers in cooperation with the corporate chapter of Out@Comcast.
Lyndsay Pollock, Senior Marketing Specialist, expressed her appreciation for the welcoming atmosphere that Comcast strives to perpetuate. “Comcast provides an environment who you can be who you are,” said Lyndsay.
Comcast provides this same environment for customers, where they can find a unique, curated On Demand experience that makes it easy for LGBTQ+ community members and allies of all backgrounds to discover new and exciting content.
This Pride Month, our “Find Yourself” feature will bring a ton of fresh and unique ways to discover new LGBTQ+ entertainment from our “Community Recommendations” collections, with film and TV content that’s been hand-selected by renowned organizations such as PFLAG, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and GLAAD, to our “Character Spotlights,” that highlight iconic LGBTQ+ characters from TV shows past and present, including:
- Frameline Distribution Films, 15 new titles, including Spanish language content, that are free to watch for all subscribers:El Canto del Colibrí, Alaska is a Drag, Gaysians, Genderfreak, Teens Like Phil, The Infamous T, Tomgirl, Unanimated (Desanimado) and many more
- 30 newI’m from Driftwood videos, including 10 new What Was It Like? stories from LGBTQ elders
- Pride Month Movie Premieres:Handsome Devil, Political Animals, 3 Generations
- TV Premieres, Features & Finales:RuPaul’s Drag Race, Orange Is the New Black, Shadowhunters, Orphan Black, Fire Island
No matter the time of year, diverse and inclusive stories will always find a home on Xfinity. The entertainment we see on television should reflect the diversity of all communities, and this has never been truer for our LGBTQ+ friends and family. We encourage everyone to find yourself within the Xfinity LGBTQ+ Film & TV Collection. Simply say “Pride” or “LGBTQ” into your X1 Voice Remote to view the full LGBTQ+ Film & TV Collection.