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A time for pride

Service members ordering at a food truck during the Pride Resource Fair

Airmen and Guardians from Space Base Delta 1 participate in the Pride Month resource fair at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 23, 2022. Supportive organizations and resources from Space Base Delta 1 such as the LGBTQIA+ pride club, the Schriever Chapel, Equal Opportunity office and many more were showcased at the fair. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Chaplain talks during the Pride Month panel

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Hudson, Space Base Delta 1 Chaplain, gives a speech during the Moments of Pride forum at Peterson Space Force Base, June 30, 2022. Hudson spoke about the struggles of being a gay man in the church and coming to terms with his sexuality and religion. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Service members participating in a 5K to celebrate Pride Month

Airmen and Guardians from Space Base Delta 1 participate in a ‘Run for your Rainbow’ 5K at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 10, 2022. The 5K was one of many activities SBD1 hosted to celebrate Pride Month. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

A photo of a sign for the Space Base Delta 1 Pride club

Space Base Delta 1 Diversity and Inclusion office hosts a resource fair in honor of Pride Month at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 23, 2022. Supportive organizations and resources from Space Base Delta 1 such as the LGBTQIA+ pride club, the Schriever Chapel, the Equal Opportunity office and many more were showcased at the fair. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

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Pride month began with a newsletter highlighting the meaning of LGBTQIA+, military history, gender and milestones in the U.S. LGBTQ+ community. Activities included SBD 1's first LGBTQ+ inclusive 5K color run, food trucks, games and a resource fair highlighting critical services such as mental health, diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, faith-based, a pride club, and more. The month concluded with the 'Moments of Pride' forum which brought people together to share stories, celebrate accomplishments, an opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, and build connections. 

“Diversity and inclusion events are tremendously important to building an inclusive culture and improving community and team engagement,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Tatiana Gonzalez, 21st Medical Squadron, force medical operations flight commander. “It helps show that the communities are valued, accepted, and have the same opportunities despite race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and any other unique group's differences. These events empower people by appreciating and respecting differences and gaining valuable insight, perspectives, and experiences for all.”

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