How Dropboxers celebrated Pride around the world
The theme of this year’s Pride was ‘Love is ___’, representing the many different forms that love can take. To celebrate and recognize the month, Dropboxers everywhere took up reflective yoga, lip syncing and collage-making, engaged in meaningful discussions on how to be a better ally, and did some marching, too. Here are a look at some highlights.
New York Prideboxers quite literally rung in Pride at Nasdaq. In addition to the honor of ringing the famous closing bell, the New York team held a series of events including Pride trivia and a very glittery happy hour. They also explored the meaning of inclusion through a hands-on crafting and collage workshop.
For the fourth year running, Dropbox was a proud sponsor of San Francisco’s Frameline festival, the largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition in the world. Along with downright delightful singing workshops and Pridebox yoga, the office hosted a discussion with former executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Kate Kendall on the state of LGBTQ+ rights in America today. A power outage foiled the original kick-off date for our Pride Party, but the rescheduled event — with rainbow-themed bites from the Tuck Shop, eye-catching costumes, and Dropboxers lip syncing for their life a la RuPaul’s Drag Race — was a memorably colorful blowout.
Dropboxers celebrated Dublin Pride with glitz and glamour, kicking the day off with a lively family brunch before making some (well, lots!) of noise in the city’s parade. Attendees danced through the city aboard a disco ball-themed float, which featured a DJ, a wealth of props, and even a built-in catwalk. Earlier in the week, Dropboxers took part in the Pride 5K Run and attended a discussion on allyship.
Dropboxers in Tel Aviv honored Israeli’s LGBTQ+ community with a rainbow-themed happy hour. They also took part in the local parade, one of the largest in the world, which wraps around the streets of the city and ends with a giant party on a blue-shored beach.
Austin celebrated Pride in style with karaoke, a drag brunch, queer-inclusive yoga, and a screening of Rocketman, a new biographical film on the life of gay icon Elton John. On the last Whiskey Friday of the month, Pridebox-ATX took over and gave it a twist with a hairstylist, a spray-painter, and a silent disco.
Seattle kicked off Pride with rainbow-themed snacks and swag that Dropboxers could wear to show their support. The office also hosted a talk with Kara Ottewell, a board member from Lesbians Who Tech, who spoke about what it’s like to transition while in the workplace and how to use individuality as a tool. They wrapped things up with a painting event, where people could express pride by decorating planters and tote bags.