SPECTRA hosts its annual LGBTQ Brown Bag Discussion and Ice Cream Social, but members of the employee resource group take pride in their tireless advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer/questioning employees year-round.
"Many people are not aware of the difficulties that LGBTQ employees can face in the workplace," said Elaina, a member of SPECTRA's communications team. "Our goal is to educate employees and interns, and raise awareness about some of the barriers they have to overcome. It's a broadening experience, learning about other populations in Corning."
Doni said the goal is to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for all employees. "We hope to increase awareness about issues that touch LGBTQ lives, and in turn, enable all employees to be more effective and comfortable talking about these issues," said Doni.