ASB Is Proud to Celebrate National LGBTQ Pride Month

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Happy National LGBTQ Pride Month! We’re proud to support the LGBTQ community all year long – including during National LGBTQ Pride Month every June and Honolulu Pride Month every October.

At ASB, individuals from all backgrounds, interests and sexual orientations are accepted and supported. And, it’s just as important to create a safe space and inclusive environment that encourages people to talk about and celebrate each other’s unique differences.

“I grew up on the mainland in California and my sexuality and race were always at the forefront of every conversation I had, whether with old friends or new acquaintances,” said Nicholas, a teller at the Kehalani Branch. “I now live on an island that has not only embraced my sexuality but has helped me to accept who I am. Ever since I became a part of ASB I have seen so much support for those of us in the LGBTQ+ community, which let me tell you, was surprising but also refreshing. Thank you, ASB, for accepting me for me!”

“Honestly, throughout my life, I’ve never really been proactive in my LGBTQ pride and always sat in the background - watching everyone else make strides forward,” says Ty, a digital marketing manager. “What’s great about ASB is that they give teammates an opportunity to grow and develop. These opportunities not only help me to grow professionally, but also helping me to step into who I’ve always wanted to be – a proactive LGBTQ member who has healed from past trauma, now ready to support those around him.”

ASB is proud to be a workplace where teammates feel welcome and empowered to be their most authentic selves. Stay tuned for more information on how we plan to celebrate Honolulu Pride Month in October.