Happy Pride Month illustration showcasing a rainbow ribbon in the shape of a heart.

Celebrating Pride Month: Honoring History, Embracing Inclusion

As we enter June, WAPA proudly joins the nation in observing Pride Month. This is a time to honor the profound impact of the LGBTQIA+ community on our society and to acknowledge the ongoing pursuit of equality and inclusion.

Pride Month has its roots in the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights. This historic event was not just a reaction to police brutality but a stand against decades of systemic discrimination. It serves as a reminder of the enduring courage to challenge injustice and strive for full equality.

At WAPA, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone is respected and valued. We believe in learning from history to guide our actions today, ensuring the rights and contributions of all community members are recognized and celebrated.

We are also proud to highlight the role of our Pride Employee Resource Group in promoting an inclusive workplace culture. This group has been instrumental in creating a supportive environment for all employees.

This Pride Month, let us recommit to creating a supportive and welcoming environment. By recognizing and embracing the unique challenges and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community, we reinforce our collective mission to build a workplace and a world that champions dignity and equality for everyone.

View Recent Articles

Day in the life of Power System Dispatchers

Learn about the intricate world of WAPA’s Power System Dispatchers, who ensure the safe and reliable operation of the electric grid amid complex and challenging conditions.

WAPA IT supervisor finds passion in blacksmithing

Marks Phelps is an IT supervisor at WAPA who is passionate about blacksmithing.

Desert Southwest’s Record Archival Project

Discover how WAPA’s record archival project is preserving history, optimizing space, and transitioning to digital records in a milestone effort.

Remembering D-Day

As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we pause to honor the bravery, sacrifice and determination of the Allied forces who undertook this monumental task.