Fifty years ago, equality for the LGBTQ community seemed like an impossible goal. A landmark event in the struggle for equality came after a brutal police raid of the well-known Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village in June of 1969. That uprising led to the creation of many organizations that have worked over the past five decades to ensure the LGBTQ community has equal civil rights under the law. We have made real strides, but we are not done.
As the energy provider for the Nation’s Capital, we proudly support the LGBTQ community and the progress that has been made. At Pepco Holdings and throughout Exelon, we are fully committed to LGBTQ inclusion and equality. Diversity and inclusion are not just ideals or something we do — these are attributes of who we are. We will continue standing up, speaking out, and celebrating equality for all, including our employees, customers, family, and friends nationwide.