Today, we take a moment to recognize Juneteenth, a crucial day in our nation’s history, and an opportunity for us to reflect, understand, and reaffirm our commitment to equality.
As we remember this day, we must also recognize that the fight against racial injustice and inequality continues to this day. Systemic racism, social inequity, and disparity in opportunities persist, casting a shadow on our shared aspirations of freedom, fairness, and equality.
At equalpride, we're committed to being a part of the solution. Our purpose and our mission is to amplify voices that often go unheard, to provide platforms for those who have been overlooked, and to advocate for justice, equality, and opportunity for all. Our family of brands is united in this effort and is continually striving to create a world that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
Today, let us reflect on our actions, our efforts, and our impact. Let us remember those who struggled and fought for freedom. Let us honor them by carrying their legacy forward - by embodying the ideals of justice and equality in all we do, and by working tirelessly to create a future where each person has an equal opportunity to thrive.
We are immensely proud of the diversity and unity that our equalpride family embodies, and we will continue to strive for more. We are not just a collection of brands, we are a community that champions respect, dignity, and equality. And together, we will create a better and equitable future.
Thank you for being part of this journey.
Mark Berryhill is CEO and co-owner of equalpride, the parent company of Out.