Vynyl was once again a sponsor of Boise Pride Fest, which happened on September 12. This year, Pride Fest went virtual, and was a smashing success with speakers, music, drag performances, and an appearance by Boise Mayor Lauren McLean.
Nick Crabbs, VP of community and partner at Vynyl, did a virtual interview with Pride Fest Board Member Joseph Kibbe to talk about the significance of the event and its 2020 theme, Power In Progress.
Joseph stated that the Boise event was one of the most well-attended virtual Pride events in the northwest. He stressed the value of Boise businesses showing support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Joseph and Nick agreed that, given the fairly recent legal struggles in Idaho on LGBTQ+ civil rights, when businesses support diversity they have an advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent for extremely competitive tech jobs. They also have the political leverage to affect positive change for all LGBTQ+ people in the state of Idaho.
Joseph got involved with Pride Fest because it’s a fun, highly visible, and “tangible win” for the community. One of the greatest impacts of Pride Fest, he said, is that it gives LGBTQ+ people a chance to meet others in their community and “feel like you aren’t alone.”
Diversity and inclusion are part of Vynyl’s core values, and as a company, we support our communities and employees.
Check out the highlights video to hear more of Nick and Joseph’s conversation!