SF Fed’s Banner of Love

June 15, 2016

SF Fed LGBT Pride One Bank Logo

On Wednesday afternoon, more than 300 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco employees gathered in front of SF Fed headquarters to form a Banner of Love, a human LGBT Pride banner.

The event, organized by the 12th District’s LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG), was part of a photo challenge among participating Reserve Banks. Additionally, it was an opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied employees to come together in solidarity during LGBT Pride Month.

For many, the moment reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to a welcoming workplace for all employees.

“Having been part of an enormous effort to get the Pride flag flown above the Bank just 8 years ago, it was so rewarding to see so many people participating in the Banner of Love. I really felt like the Bank had my back,” said Enterprise Applications Manager Henry Olson.

After the Banner of Love gathering, business process improvement specialist Elliot Marks commented, “It just felt good to be together with everyone.”

The rainbow Pride flag, raised June 1, will fly atop Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco headquarters through June.

About ERGs

SF Fed Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are formed around common interests, identities, and/or issues. ERGs are employee-initiated and voluntary, and must align with the Bank’s strategic objectives, including diversity and inclusion. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is a non-political nonprofit organization.

Photo of SF Fed LGBT Pride Banner of Love event

Banner of Love 2016

SF Fed employees gather to form a Banner of Love at Federal Reserve Bank headquarters on June 15, 2016.

Photo of SF Fed LGBT Pride Banner of Love event

Banner of Love 2016

SF Fed employees gather to form a Banner of Love at Federal Reserve Bank headquarters on June 15, 2016.

Photo of flags on the roof of SF Fed headquarters June 2016

Flagpole on the roof of SF Fed headquarters

The Pride flag is flown from the roof of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco headquarters on June 1, 2016.

Photo of LGBT Pride flag raising June 1 2016

LGBT Flag Raising 2016

SF Fed employees raise the LGBTQ Pride flag at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco headquarters on June 1, 2016.

Photo of LGBT Pride flag on Market Street San Francisco towards SF Fed headquarters

Pride on Market Street, San Francisco

Rainbow LGBTQ Pride flags line the light poles on both sides of San Francisco’s Market Street outside SF Fed headquarters.

Photo of LGBT Pride flags on Market Street San Francisco

Pride on Market Street, San Francisco

Rainbow LGBTQ Pride flags line the light poles on both sides of San Francisco’s Market Street outside SF Fed headquarters.

Photo of LGBT Pride flags on Market Street San Francisco

LGBT Pride at the SF Fed

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco employees wore t-shirts featuring a custom LGBT Pride logo at the Bank’s Banner of Love event on June 15, 2016.