Nissan Celebrates 2016 Pride Events Across the Country

NISSAN SHOWS ITS PRIDE
ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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Nissan supports equality nationwide. In 2016 they showed that support at Pride events from coast to coast.

From the rhythms of the Latin Music Stage in Los Angeles to the beats of the Dupont Dance Tent in Washington D.C., Nissan sponsorship was an integral part of the festive atmosphere at 9 major pride events around the country this year.

Along for the fun at each event was a Nissan display equipped with an interactive photo booth, exclusive premiums to be won and the opportunity to check out some of the latest models of the Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Altima at 2016 Pride Celebrations

2016 PRIDE EVENTS

Orlando Come Out With Pride Festival
Hurricane Matthew delayed the Orlando event from October to November 12 but it couldn’t dampen the spirit of Central Florida’s largest pride festival and parade, which saw more than 150,000 guests take part. comeoutwithpride.com

Atlanta Pride Festival
Nissan was on site at the 46th annual Atlanta Pride Festival, held October 8 and 9. More than 300,000 people took part in the largest Pride event in the Southeast, and the largest in the country that coincides with National Coming Out Day. atlantapride.org

Market Days
More than 180,000 took to the streets of Chicago’s proudest neighborhood for the 35th anniversary of Northalsted Market Days August 13 and 14. Nissan sponsored the popular Road To Equality Stage. northalsted.com

L.A. Pride Festival
Started in 1970, the L.A. Pride festival is one of the country’s oldest. Attendees were able to dance to the sounds of the Nissan sponsored Latin Music Stage June 10-12. lapride.org

Capital Pride Festival
Washington D.C. saw 250,000 people come out on June 12 for Capital Pride where Nissan was a presenting sponsor of the Dupont Dance Tent. capitalpride.org

Long Beach Pride Festival
This event saw more than 80,0000 participants enjoying the Nissan Fiesta Caliente Stage, one of five large dance areas that were part of the two-day event held May 21 and 22. longbeachpride.com

San Francisco Pride
The largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and its allies in the U.S. held June 25-26. Nissan sponsored the Soul of Pride community stage. San Francisco Pride had nearly 2,000,000 attendees and more than 200 group entries in its parade alone. sfpride.org

New York Pride
Held June 26, New York Pride is one of the country’s largest and its march passes by the site of the Stonewall Inn. Nissan proudly provided three Nissan 370Z roadsters for the parade’s Grand Marshals to ride in style. nycpride.org

Nashville Pride
Nissan played a huge role in the Pride event in the hometown of its North American headquarters. Nissan sponsored the festival’s main stage just outside of the Tennessee city’s historic city hall for the two-day festival held June 24 and 25. nashvillepride.org

Nissan at the 2016 Pride Celebrations
Nissan USA celebrating Diversity at 2016 Pride Events
Nissan 370Z in 2016 Pride Parade

Nissan’s support of the LGBTQ community is a part of its overall commitment to diversity within its workplace, its marketplace and its community.

THE GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES: COME OUT AND PLAY

For the second year Nissan was a proud partner of the NAGAAA Softball World Series, a six-day softball event that drew more than 10,000 athletes, coaches and fans to Austin, Texas August 15 to 20.

In addition to its support of this tournament, Nissan also partnered with these local NAGAAA softball leagues by inviting them to share Nissan’s booth at Pride festivals to promote their league.

Nissan USA Sponsor of the 2016 Gay Softball World Series

NISSAN’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Nissan Named Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

Nissan’s support of the LGBTQ community is a part of its overall commitment to diversity within its workplace, its marketplace and its community.

For the fourth year in a row, Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index earning its place as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ Equality in 2017.

Nissan North America also updated several of its corporate policies to include gender expression and identity as a protected characteristic, where it joined an extensive list of those previously protected including age, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

In 2016, for the third straight year, Nissan was recognized by DiversityInc Magazine as one of its 25 Noteworthy Companies.

In addition to its own internal Gay Straight Alliance, a group that fosters a respectful, inclusive and supportive environment for all LGBTQ employees, vendor partners and customers, Nissan North America works with organizations like Out & Equal and The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.