We want to celebrate Pride Month this year with a reminder that LGBTQ+ members of our community are often in roles where we may not expect them. Walking the walk of an inclusive work- and lifestyle means that everyone you interact with daily could and should benefit from being treated in a way that does not communicate biases. Authentic inclusion takes effort and determination, for we all fall victim to unconscious biases, mostly created by a lack of familiarity as opposed to conscious prejudice. Take an extra moment each day for the rest of this month to think about how your attitude and choice of words affect those around you, from neighbors and coworkers to your local oyster farmer (link in comments)! We link hands with our partners in the LGBTQ+ community, like Stefanie Bassett and Elizabeth Peeples of Little Ram Oyster Co., in support of a more civilized and inclusive world.

“Yes, it is true, we love oysters. There is nothing more enjoyable than shucking a few dozen oysters for friends!” As you can see from my photos, I concur!

Stay safe, stay in touch, and speak out against injustice.

Read the article on Little Ram Oysters at NYTimes.comWatch video at Bloomberg.comWilbanks Parters on AllyshipWilbanks Parters on Inclusion