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Striving for Inclusion During Pride Month

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association chair Jim Clapes discusses parallels with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June is Pride Month, but this year the rainbow flag that celebrates freedom of sexual expression has perhaps been overshadowed by Black Lives Matter flags, signs and banners, as the issue of racial inequality has drawn heated attention and concern across the country and in many parts of the world. 

jim-clapes-lgbt-podcast-squareFor the meetings and travel business, this is a difficult and important time to assess our progress with diversity and inclusion among all oppressed groups, says Jim Clapes, events manager for the Specialty Food Association and chair of the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association. We've made some strides as an industry, he says, but there's plenty of work to be done.

For highlights, read the related article, "We Must Do Better": Fighting for Diversity and Inclusion During Pride Month."

Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunesSpotifyStitcherGoogle Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.