If you haven't been under a rock, you know June is PRIDE month. It is done to commemorate the Stonewall uprising, and now around the world as a protest to gather together, to push for equality of LGBTQIA+ members, and run against years of discrimination.
Fashion icon and pop star Nadine Lustre is a strong ally, and together with TaskUS, they're holding an online concert called "NADINE, Together With Us" on the TaskUs PH Facebook page. This will happen on June 28th, which is on Monday at 6:30PM.
This virtual concert is being staged for the benefit of displaced drag artists and elderly gays from Home for the Golden Gays Foundation, a non profit organization helping elderly gays have a place to stay. Nadine will also be performing with Philippine based drag queens Vinas DeLuxe, Lady Gagita and Andy Crocker. As you may already know, entertainment workers have been heavily affected since venues have been closed down because of the pandemic. Performers these days basically have nowhere to go. Aside from that, it's been hard for non profit organizations to gain funding since everyone is confined at homes. Nadine knows their plight and she says "I have always admired the level of artistry of Philippine drag queens. I know they spend hours just to put on a look and practice for one act. It's an art form. I'm sad that I don't get to see them perform these days because of the pandemic. We need to help them. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to be part of this cause, to amplify their voices, I hope they could feel that they are loved and valued."
For those who don't know, TaskUS is a leading tech enabled business service company that does Digital CX, AI Operations, Content Security and Consulting. The company has always been a stalwart of LGBTQIA+ rights, keeping their workforce inclusive. They also provide access to health care and insurance services even for people living with HIV, encourage a community that formally addresses individuals who prefer other pronouns. They also hold events, leadership trainings so they craft policies related to diversity and inclusion, and I think that's a good thing.
Currently, TaskUS has 9 sites which includes Quezon City, Taguig, Pampanga, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, La Union, Bohol and Batangas. They will be opening a new facility in Batangas City around last quarter of this year so if you want to be a part of their growing force, you may visit their site at https://jobs.jobvite.com/taskus-inc/. You may also follow their social channels, just search for TaskUs or TaskUsPH on FB, IG, LinkedIn or Twitter. Updates about the concert will also be done here!
I'll be watching. See you there!