MetroPride

The Human Relations Commission is the proud sponsor of Louisville Metro's First Employee Resource Group (ERG)

MetroPride


At Metro Pride, we're dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment for LGBTQ+ employees within Louisville Metro Government. As the first official Employee Resource Group (ERG) in Metro Government, we play a vital role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce.

Our Mission: We aim to attract, retain, and empower talented LGBTQ+ professionals while cultivating a culture that values diversity. With the support of Metro Leadership and Human Resources, we strive to make Metro Louisville an inclusive place for all employees.

Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Established in 2018 as a pioneer ERG in Louisville Metro Government
  • Coordinated and participated in the inaugural Raising of the Pride Flag event at Metro Hall in 2019 and 2023
  • Made our debut at Louisville Pride in 2023, co-tabling with HRC
  • Participated in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade under multiple administrations
  • Established connections with LGBTQ+ ERGs locally and nationally, sharing best practices
  • Contributed to the 2021 equity review of HR policies, resulting in more inclusive practices for LMG employees
  • Organized social gatherings to foster connections among members, including picnics, coffee meetups, and movie nights

Future Initiatives

  • Expand outreach efforts to increase membership and engagement across all LMG agencies
  • Collaborate with the Office of Equity on LGBTQ+ trainings and programming, including Pride month activities
  • Advocate for inclusive policies and procedures for LGBTQ+ employees, ensuring equity and universality
  • Conduct surveys and gather feedback to assess the impact of our initiatives and identify areas for improvement
  • Enhance inclusivity and belonging for LGBTQ+ employees across all Metro agencies
  • Support and promote the initiatives of other ERGs within Louisville Metro Government

 

Join us as we continue to work towards a more inclusive and supportive workplace for all LGBTQ+ employees at Metro Louisville! 

For more information contact [email protected]

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