June is Pride month and at WestJet we are proud of the diverse identities that make up WestJet’s world. This month we interviewed four WestJetters who are proud members of the LGBTQ2+ community and asked them to share their personal stories and tell us about what pride means to them.
This week, we talked to Cliff Galang, WestJet, Destination Manager, WestJet Vacations.
What does Pride mean to you?
For me, pride has two meanings. Firstly, pride is about honouring and continuing the impactful work of those who paved the way for our community. Secondly, and perhaps more personally, pride is about loving yourself more than needing to be loved and accepted by others. Often members of the LGBTQ2+ community, spend a lot of our lives creating a version of ourselves that we hope will assist us in avoiding humiliation or bullying, with one goal in mind – to fit in.