Cincinnati Bell’s LGBTQ pride is seven stories tall. Literally.
Employees of the local telecommunications company used 26,000 multi-colored Post-It notes to decorate their Downtown office windows with one giant, rainbow word — PRIDE — Wednesday in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Pride Month. The complete display stretches from the ninth floor to the 16th.
“Cincinnati Bell is committed to a supportive environment that encourages every employee to bring their full selves to work,” president and CEO Leigh Fox said in a news release. “I am so proud of our Pride Employee Resource Group members, and their leadership in driving Cincinnati Bell’s Pride Month celebrations.”
The company will also illuminate the sign on top of its building in rainbow colors throughout June, according to the release.
Alongside Pure Romance, Fifth Third Bank, P&G and Kroger, Cincinnati Bell is a local sponsor of the annual Cincinnati Pride parade, which begins June 22 at the intersection of Seventh and Central avenues before finishing at Yeatman’s Cove.
LGBTQ people and their allies in communities across the world celebrate pride and solidarity each June in honor of the Stonewall riots, which kick-started the United States’ gay civil rights movement in June 1969.