Pride at Work was formally founded in June 1994, in New York City, New York during the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network (GALLAN) had been dissatisfied with the labor movment's non-involvement during the debate over the Defense of Marraige Act (DOMA) and looked to form an organization concerned with the interests of LGBT workers. The name for the new organization was taken from a 1990 booklet titled Pride at Work: Organizing for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Unions. Pride at Work affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1997. Pride at Work seeks to build support and acceptance of LGBT workers in the workplace and labor unions. Pride at Work educates LGBT persons about their rights as workers, organized labor, and trade union solidarity. They encourage and assist LGBT workers in organizing and becoming full participants in the trade union movement. Pride at Work opposes discrimination of any type on the job and in unions.
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