Are you business owner in Sarasota County? Join our program to support the LGBTQ+ community and encourage diversity and inclusivity today! 

Other ways to support the efforts of the Harvey Milk Festival include becoming a sponsor, volunteer, or be a vendor at our May event!

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What is the #wesupport campaign?


Harvey Milk Festival created the #Wesupport campaign in response to an emerging need in Sarasota, Fl. The #Wesupport campaign aims to educate and inform participants of the unique diversity issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community and their families. We provide local businesses with education materials and supplemental training to better understand and cater to its LGBTQ+ clientele. Harvey Milk Festival asks businesses to take the pledge, which serves as a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace environment for both employees and patrons. 


What does taking the pledge involve?


With a donation of $25-$200, businesses who take the pledge will receive a window decal to proudly display their support for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Businesses will also have employees take the LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Diversity training, led by one of our consultants. All businesses who take the pledge are required to take the training. HMF is able to provide this valuable training thanks to a generous donation from Community Foundation of Sarasota County. 


What does the Inclusion & Diversity training involve?


The #Wesupport training model will incorporate several modules including but not limited to: Frequently Asked Questions about the LGBTQ+ community, Identity, Pronouns, and Respectability, and Legal Rights. The #Wesupport Inclusion & Diversity training is interactive and designed for a group of employees. 

This campaign intends to educate and empower participants to take a more active role in rejecting discrimination within their communities.


To register a business, click below or for more information contact info@harveymilkfestival.org

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