Microsoft celebrates Delight by donating to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and welcoming everybody to make Delight with open-source marketing campaign


This 12 months we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World LGBTQIA+ Workers and Allies at Microsoft (GLEAM) worker useful resource group that may be a driving drive for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and Delight at Microsoft all over the world.

At a time when LGBTQIA+, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive communities want assist, Microsoft invitations everybody to maintain and make extra Delight by sharing tales, open-sourcing all the Delight marketing campaign design, contributing to LGBTQIA+ organizations, and creating a large product launch.

Our efforts to assist and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals don’t begin or finish at Delight. By supporting our workers by way of international advocacy, charitable giving and higher office practices, we hope to make a distinction for LGBTQIA+ communities and past, as our drive for optimistic international impression continues.

Uncover the whole lot Delight at unlocked.micosoft.com/pleasure.

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Microsoft is celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities by way of tales, merchandise, occasions and welcoming everybody to make Delight.

Making Delight open-source

At a time when Delight is getting tougher to prepare and rejoice, we’re empowering organizers all over the world by open-sourcing all the Delight marketing campaign design and welcoming everybody to remix, share and make extra Delight. We’re releasing marketing campaign belongings in the present day on GitHub and including ready-made templates to Clipchamp.

Final 12 months, we open-sourced our  Delight flag design representing 40 LGBTQIA+ identities. Our flag replace launched in the present day displays virtually 50 identities, expands illustration of Asexual, Aromantic and Trans identities, and is offered in new designs and sizes.

Our Delight expression displays on the open, inviting, grass-roots nature of Delight. Brush strokes, brilliant colours and a wide range of flag mixtures rejoice a neighborhood that’s extensive, international, and ever-growing.

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Open-source design belongings permit myriads of compositions.

That is Delight

Our Delight facilities on easy truths in regards to the LGBTQIA+ expertise shared by workers all over the world. Hugging your beloved one is Delight. Brazenly serving your nation is Delight. Mutual respect is Delight. And far more. By sharing their tales, LGBTQIA+ individuals at Microsoft hope to ask everybody to make extra Delight.

Yr-around, we acknowledge the various methods this numerous neighborhood continues to contribute and affect innovation at Microsoft and past. Be part of us in celebrating with highly effective worker tales of power, neighborhood, and management by visiting Inclusion Is Innovation.

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Microsoft workers share what Delight means to them.

Extra LGBTQIA+ storytelling and illustration on Xbox

Final 12 months, we made a press release of LGBTQIA+ visibility by releasing the Xbox Delight controller. This beloved and viral design is offered year-round on Xbox Design Lab.

This 12 months, we’re taking it a step additional. Xbox Sport Studios Publishing is asserting a long-term partnership with the Homosexual and Lesbian Alliance Towards Defamation

(GLAAD) to extend LGBTQIA+ illustration and storytelling in Xbox video games. By means of this partnership, we’re hoping to carry extra LGBTQIA+ tales, characters and lived experiences to Xbox in methods that may resonate with players all over the world.

Throughout June and past, Xbox is that includes a wide range of sport collections that showcase LGBTQIA+ creators, lead characters and video games with inclusive gender and relationship choices. These collections will exist year-round as a part of our ongoing work to create extra inclusive gaming ecosystems and elevate content material that resonates with communities.

These are simply among the many celebrations on Xbox. Uncover extra on Xbox Wire.

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Xbox is taking subsequent steps for extra LGBTQIA+ illustration and storytelling.

Make Delight with us – tune in to our dwell occasion on June 16 at 10 a.m. PDT

This 12 months, LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft invite everybody to hitch our dwell “Make Delight” occasion on YouTube to study in regards to the state of LGBTQIA+ rights from organizers, gamers, and advocates from LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft and past. Uncover how we will bridge borders and produce about collective change for all.

We hope you possibly can be part of us on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT to observe the livestream at aka.ms/talkpride

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Everybody’s invited to Microsoft’s Make Delight dwell occasion.

Our Delight assortment

Because the introduction of our first Delight merchandise in 2018, they’ve been a visual celebration of the intersectionality and power of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Microsoft Unlocked – Uncover all issues Delight at Microsoft.
  • Xbox – Discover nonprofit partnerships, neighborhood tales, in-game content material, and extra – all created by and with LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Xbox Gear – Put on your Delight with limited-edition T-shirts, totes and extra.
  • Xbox video games – Have a good time Delight with LGBTQIA+ creators on Xbox.
  • Xbox Design Lab Delight controller– Customise the Xbox Wi-fi Controller with Xbox Design Lab and present your Delight with the brand new daring design. Out there year-round in all Xbox Design Lab markets.
  • Microsoft Retailer – Discover collections of video games and films curated by the LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft.
  • Home windows – Carry your Delight to your Home windows with new wallpapers celebrating Delight and lots of LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Microsoft 365 – Flip in your Delight in choose Microsoft 365 apps* and rejoice with a particular theme impressed by the flags of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Microsoft Groups – Present the place you stand with over 50 digital backgrounds representing completely different LGBTQIA+ flags.
  • Outlook cellular – Embrace your Delight year-round in Outlook cellular on iOS and Android with everlasting themes impressed by the Delight, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual and Nonbinary flags.
  • Microsoft Rewards – Be part of Microsoft Rewards to assist OutRight Worldwide by merely looking out on Microsoft Bing.
  • Bing– Discover the tales of people that’ve contributed to the continuing progress for LGBTQIA+ equality.
  • Microsoft Life – Discover the tales of our workers from all over the world.
  • Inclusion is Innovation – Discover LGBTQIA+ tales year-round.
  • Clipchamp – Unleash your creativity on Clipchamp with Delight templates, filters, stickers and extra.
  • Microsoft Create – Select from dozens of simply customizable templates with Microsoft Create.
  • Microsoft Designer – Create distinctive Delight designs and get prompt textual content to match, powered by AI.
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There are various methods to make Delight and honor the facility and power of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Performing on the message – donating $200,000 to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits

We’re persevering with our long-standing assist of LGBTQIA+ organizations. To acknowledge the launch of our 2023 Delight marketing campaign and merchandise, we’re contributing a complete of $200,000 to Outright Worldwide, Stonewall, SAATHII, Casa Rara and GLAAD to assist within the battle for LGBTQIA+ fairness and equality. That’s along with the $1.4 million we’ve donated along with our workers since final 12 months, and over $30 million we’ve donated within the final 30 years.

Standing up for LGBTQIA+ fairness since 1989

Microsoft launched sexual orientation into our non-discrimination insurance policies in 1989 – and we’ve been driving towards LGBTQIA+ inclusion ever since. In 1993, we started providing worker advantages for same-sex home partnerships, making us one of many first firms on this planet to take action. We stood as a public supporter for marriage equality even earlier than it turned authorized in the US – and we proceed to advocate for each sort of household. Microsoft has attained a 100 rating on the Human Rights Marketing campaign Basis’s Company Equality Index for 17 years.

Since its founding in 1993, GLEAM has honored Delight by lifting up LGBTQIA+ voices and used the attain of our merchandise to share the messages of inclusion and assist.

We invite everybody to hitch us within the name for making extra Delight. Share your ideas with us on social by utilizing #MicrosoftPride and #Delight.

 

* “Present your Delight” theme is offered within the following apps – iOS: Outlook, OneNote, Workplace, Phrase, Excel and PowerPoint; in Android: Outlook; in Mac OS Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote In Outlook, you’ll find the Delight themes in Settings > Look In all different apps, you’ll find Delight theme in Settings.

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