Celebrate with Service: LGBTQ Pride Month
Celebrate with Service: LGBTQ Pride Month
At Southwest, we believe in Loving People, building resilience, and living responsibly by investing in diverse partnerships and programs that help accelerate social, environmental, and economic advancement in our communities.
As we celebrate cultural, heritage, and pride months this year, we are focusing on how we serve our diverse communities. This LGBTQ Pride Month, we’re proud to highlight organizations that give back to the LGBTQ community and make a positive difference.
The Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) is the 7th highest in organizational volunteer hours in 2022.
The Mission of the Turtle Creek Chorale is to Entertain, Educate, Unite, and Inspire. Formed in 1980 by 30 men, the Turtle Creek Chorale has grown to more than 250 dues-paying members who contribute over 100,000 hours annually to rehearsals, performances, community outreach, and educational workshops.
TCC reaches beyond its subscription concerts with more than 30 benefit appearances across the Metroplex and Texas annually. The TCC is the most recorded male chorus in the world with 38 albums and two feature-length documentaries in public distribution with one receiving an Emmy Award. Each year, TCC donates over 10% of its concert tickets to arts groups, youth groups, senior citizens, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. TCC regularly supports our non-profit community through the donation of concert tickets for silent auctions and fundraisers throughout the Metroplex.
One of the ways our Employees give back to the communities we serve is through volunteerism. Through our Tickets for Time program, Employees can earn tickets that are given to the nonprofit organizations for which they volunteer. The TCC has used their Tickets for Time tickets to bring guest artists to Dallas to perform with the Chorale, staff travel, and fundraising.
Equality California Institute
The mission of Equality California Institute is to bring the voices of LGBTQ People and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ People. Equality California Institute advances civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those the organization serves.
Southwest is proud to be the official airline sponsor of all five Equality Awards, supporting their series of Equality Awards events throughout the state which honor the inspirational leaders and outstanding allied organizations whose selfless work contributes to creating a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ People.
Other partners that help us celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month include:
The NGLCC is the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ People, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses.
North Texas Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Chamber of Commerce
Since 2005 the North Texas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Chamber of Commerce has been the premier business organization for the LGBTQ community in North Texas. The Chamber is focused on the economic vitality of our area, our community, and the success of our members. We work to improve the economic vitality of our region and support the positive attributes of a diverse workplace, supply chain, and community.
Texas Pride Impact Funds
Texas Pride Impact Funds inspires giving and investment to secure equitable opportunities that serve and enrich the lives of LGBTQ Texans for generations to come.
The Montrose Center
The Montrose Center envisions a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBTQ communities, and the ability of all LGBTQ individuals to realize their fullest potential.
These organizations are just a few examples of how we support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month and throughout the year. Share in the comments how you give back and put your Heart in action!
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