July 19, 2012
Workplace Pride is the proud recipient of the 2012 Roze Voorloper award which was presented by the Mayor of Nijmegen, Drs. H.M.F. Bruls yesterday during the Roze Woensdag festivities in the city of Nijmegen. Dutch for “Pink Front Runner”, the Roze Voorloper singles out those organizations or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the acceptance of homosexuality in society.
Workplace Pride won the award due to its concerted and public efforts to include the message of acceptance for LGBT people in working environments. “For several years, Workplace Pride has been setting the standard in Europe for LGBT working people, and we felt that this deserves recognition” said Sander Ederveen, Organizer of Roze Woensdag. “This is also a special honor, given that this was the 10th anniversary of Roze Woensdag” continued Ederveen.
The actual award is created each year by a local artist. This year’s award symbollizes LGBT at work through its use of the office supplies in the form of a “V” which are attached to the symbolic pink triange.
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July 18, 2012
Workplace Pride is proud to announce it’s newest Member, the City of Nijmegen (Gemeente Nijmegen). Nijmegen joins Den Haag and Amsterdam as the 3rd city government to become a Member of the Workplace Pride and becomes the Foundation’s 27th Member. Nijmegen is the first Workplace Pride Member wholly outside of the Raandstad and therefore sets an important precedent in the Netherlands.
Today’s signing ceremony for the new membership was held in the City Hall of Nijmegen. Mayor Drs. H.M.F. Bruls signed the Membership agreement on behalf of the city. Workplace Pride signers were Co-Chair Marion Mulder and Exec. Director, David Pollard. The signing ceremony was held to coincide with Roze Woensdag; a yearly event held in Nijmegen celebrating acceptance for homosexuality.
Please join everyone at Workplace Pride in welcoming the City of Nijmegen as our newest Member!