1-800 Contacts has always emphasized treating others with respect and kindness. To celebrate inclusion, compassion, and equality we asked our associates, “What does Pride look like through your eyes?” We’d love to hear your thoughts in our comments as well.

Chris K., Marketing Associate

I started participating in pride about 8 years ago. I was a nervous wreck the first time I went to the Utah annual pride parade and festival, I had no idea what to expect. What I experienced was truly something special, I felt nothing but love and support from everyone I encountered. From watching the parade with family and friends and seeing the different groups/businesses showing their support by marching, to walking through the festival and seeing the amazingly creative performances, shops, food, and people. From start to finish there was such overwhelming positive energy. I have gone every year since with an ever-growing group, as it has become one of the best times of the year! #Pride2020

Austin B., Social Media Associate

When I think of pride, my first thought is always love. It’s the only time in the year where simply walking on the streets, amongst rainbow flags and love not hate signs, evokes a sense of belonging. Pride month might only be 30 days in the summertime, but when you’re queer, it’s a 365 day obligation to be proud of who you are and love yourself. It’s so much easier to see the love during pride month, but if you take a second look every now and again, you’ll see that same love any day of the year.

Ben J., Training Coordinator

Pride to me is a beautiful celebration of all the light, happiness, and love I enjoy now that I’m living my life authentically. Pride reminds me not only in June, but always, that I’m valid — and honestly, that’s the only thing I wanted for the first 21 years of my life. I’m so, so glad I found it.

Shea S., Liingo Associate

To other people pride might look like a month full of color and joy, which it is, but it means so much more. I see pride as an appreciation of the queer people who came before me who made it possible to live my life exactly as I am. It is a time to celebrate all the queer people in my life that I look up to and admire. Pride is a statement of the togetherness of our community, and a representation of our diversity. But I also see it as an opportunity to reflect on the struggles our community still faces, and to give queer people a platform to have their voices heard. Pride is important step forward for all of us.

Thanks to our associates for sharing!

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We have contributed to the Human Rights Campaign for five years and consider their organization a landmark for LGBTQ+ progress. You can get involved by making a donation directly to them anytime, any amount is celebrated. Below is a list of resources for LGBTQ+ people and their family and friends.

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  1. Karma7774 says:

    🎉💋

  2. Wonderful! 💖🌠🌈

  3. 💕❤🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💕

  4. Through my eyes, pride is beautiful. 🏳️‍🌈🌈

  5. Thank you for your support for our community. We just had our anniversary yesterday in regards to pulse nightclub. My wife and I were supposed to be there that night but for some reason God intervened and we didn’t make it but we did lose two friends. So this does mean a lot to me in regards to support from corporations and companies that recognize our worth in this world. 💜

  6. Love is love…… 🏳️‍🌈

  7. Thank-you 1-800 Contacts for recognizing this beautiful diverse community. Happy Pride!

  8. John NYC says:

    Great to see 1800Contacts is so embracing of the LBGTQ+ community. I’ve always had the best customer experience, but I thought that dealing with a company based in Utah might not be so welcoming to LBGTQ people. Thank you for making such a strong statement of equality.

  9. Awesome🌈🏳️‍🌈💗💞

  10. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎🤍💓💙

    The best company. Thank you for the love.

  11. Diana Ambrose says:

    Happy Pride and Thank You!

  12. Shawntalyne says:

    😍🥰😘💜🌈 ❤️

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