“IKEA locations in Canada raised a rainbow flag today to commemorate the pro-homosexual ‘International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia.’
IKEA Canada president Michael Ward said raising the pro-homosexual flag symbolizes IKEA’s commitment to ‘diversity and inclusion.’
‘At IKEA, caring for people, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our vision and in our values,’ he said. ‘We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents and where they can be themselves.’
We’re proud to raise the Pride flag at all our stores across Canada today in recognition of #IDAHOT and in support of the LGBT+ community and people of all orientations and gender identities. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #beyourself pic.twitter.com/LEJGTsERJH
— IKEA Canada (@IKEACanada) May 17, 2019
Workers at the global home furnishings retailer joined in gay festivities throughout Canada, according to a company statement that noted that IKEA is a partner of Pride at Work and a global partner of Workplace Pride. The latter organization is based in the Netherlands and seeks to expand the LGBT agenda globally by setting benchmarks for the employment of homosexuals.
The British, European Commission, and Canadian governments, along with several other global corporations, also commemorated the day in concert with the United Nations.”