/ Published 9:35 AM EST / Rob Mann, Staff Writer

Feeling the Pride

We kicked off our global Pride celebrations with flag-raising ceremonies at our Waterloo, Boston, and Portsmouth offices, showing our support for the LGBTQ+ community not only in North America, but across the world.
Proudly raising the flag at our Boston and Waterloo offices
This was just the beginning of our Pride festivities, with upcoming events in Toronto, Halifax,  Montreal, Boston, Portsmouth, Hong Kong, Cebu, and Manila.
These Pride events are organized by Manulife’s PROUD (Professionals Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity), a grassroots employee resource group promoting inclusivity in the workplace. Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, you’re more than welcome to join us at the events listed below.
Boston, U.S.
June 9
Boston Pride Parade and after party
Toronto, Canada
June 18
Flag-raising ceremony at our Bloor Street headquarters with Roy Gori
Portsmouth, U.S.
June 23
Portsmouth Pride Parade
Cebu, Philippines
June 24
Cebu Pride Parade
Cebu, Philippines
June 27
Flag ceremony at the Manulife Cebu Building
Manila, Philippines
June 28
Flag-raising ceremony at Manulife Philippines
Manila, Philippines
June 30
Metro Manila Pride March
Halifax, Canada
July 19
Flag-raising ceremony at the Joseph How Drive office
Halifax, Canada
July 21
Halifax Pride Parade
Montreal, Canada
August 9
Flag-raising ceremony at Campus Manuvie with Richard Payette
Hong Kong
October
Pink Dot Hong Kong
Hong Kong
November
Hong Kong Pride Parade
This year, in addition to the flag-raising events, Manulife sponsored Pride and Prejudice, a conference in Hong Kong presented by the Economist to improve the legal rights and inclusion of the global LGBTQ+ community.
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