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May 31, 2013

We’re Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and, as with the other heritage months we’ve marked, we’re celebrating the many unique and diverse people who make up the communities we serve. We asked our employees around the country to share who inspires and influences them the most as they commemorate this month. Their responses highlight just a few of the many extraordinary people who remind us what this heritage month is all about.

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“Marc Jacobs is the ultimate fashion chameleon and influencer!”

“Harvey Milk never apologized for who he was and he fought to pave the way for gay rights. He never gave up, never backed down and never stopped speaking out for what he believed in.”

“Ellen is one of the most philanthropic celebrities and I LOVE that about her!”

“I’m inspired by Billie Jean King for being a pioneer for social justice and equality.”

“My sister Kelly has always lived her life as herself, with no apologies for who she is and who she loves. Her heart and dedication helped give me the strength to come out and live my life to the fullest as an openly gay man.”

To see even more of our employees and their inspirations, follow your favorite Nordstrom store Facebook page, where we’ll be sharing more photos just like these throughout Pride Month.

Comments

Jeremy C. June 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Ive worked for Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, for only 4 months. I just wanted to state that the well being and thought the company puts towards diversity and other social groups, throughout, is astounding. Ive never witnessed any company that adorns their employees regardless of their backgrounds, and then on top of it all–recognizes them with a support, unity of PRIDE! Carry on Nordstrom, keep the torch lit and light it as a beacon as of how all retail stores and corporations should appreciate the differences in their employees! I will continue to work for Nordstrom with my own PRIDE for my work and whom I work for :)

Anonymous June 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I am extremely proud of Nordstrom for actively celebrating Pride month. I wanted to know though if they will be releasing/selling any LGBT focused merchandise? T-Shirts, bracelets, etc. I would love to own a T-Shirt from Nordstrom that focuses on LGBT pride.

Jeff, Blog Editor June 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

At the moment, we have the I Love New York for Marriage Equality unisex fragrance from Bond No. 9. Your focused merchandise idea is great; I’ll pass it along to our buying team. Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous June 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I’m really disappointed that my favorite Department Store has chosen to be part of “worldly things. “. I have been a long time shopper at Nordstrom, but I have to say, I won’t be shopping there anymore. I am a Christian and I don’t support diversity day on the basis of gays. Sorry, sad day for me. I have values that I will not compromise.

Anonymous June 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I’m really excited that my favorite Department Store has chosen to be a part of “worldly things.” I have been a long time shopper at Nordstrom, and I have to say, I will continue shopping there. I am not a Christian but I support diversity day on the basis of gays. Yay! Happy day for me. I have values that I will not compromise.

Jules June 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I really enjoy this blog and the Nordstrom campaigns. Keep up the inspiration!

Jeff, Blog Editor June 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

Thanks, Jules. We’ll do our best! :)

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