facebook
twitter
search
search

GM flies Gay Pride flag in Indiana

June 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM
| License Photo

FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 21 (UPI) -- General Motors officials said a Gay Pride flag flying at an Indiana assembly plant is a means to "foster constructive dialogue on the importance of diversity."

Officials said they notified employees before putting up the flag, which was raised at the Fort Wayne plant earlier in the week, WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, reported Thursday.

"Currently the GM PLUS rainbow flag is flying for one week in support of Pride month. It's our hope that ongoing support of our employees will foster constructive dialogue on the importance of diversity at GM," the company said in a statement.

Chris Gunderson, president of the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne United Sexualities group, applauded the company for flying the flag.

"It makes a statement that they're inclusive and that they celebrate diversity within their company," Gunderson said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cows filmed fleeing from police van, running farmer in Scotland
Tourist's Brooklyn Bridge climb selfie sparks security questions
Dolphin breaks woman's ankles after jumping into family boat
Woman, 70, finishes 100-mile race with six seconds to spare
Worker who stole veterans' gravestones to plead guilty