Heineken USA has announced its sponsorship of NYC Pride and Capital Pride Alliance in 2018, demonstrating its continued commitment to the LGBTQ community.

As part of its sponsorship, Heineken USA (HUSA) and its brands will sponsor and participate in pride parades and various other activities in New York City and Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to partner with Heineken USA, another powerful brand that shares our commitment to inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.”
– Chris Frederick, Managing Director, NYC Pride

For more than 150 years Heineken has stood for openness, believing that the simple act of sitting down and having a conversation over a beer helps bring people together.

“We’re committed to Brewing a Better World, and are always looking for ways to foster inclusion and openness at Heineken and within our communities. For Pride Month and beyond, we’ll continue to support the LGBTQ community through our long-standing partnerships and our employee initiatives, for example.”
– Stephanie Johnston, Director of Sustainable Business at HUSA

David Morgenstern, Senior Director of Government Affairs at HUSA, commented on the openness he has personally experienced at Heineken as a gay man.

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“I’m proud of being a Heineken USA employee and working at a company that encourages me to be open and relaxed about who I am. It’s incredibly important and gratifying to be part of a workplace and a community where we can be true to ourselves and not feel like we need to hide anything.”
– David Morgenstern, Senior Director of Government Affairs at HUSA

In addition to sponsoring NYC Pride and Capital Pride, Heineken USA supports various other partners and nationwide events, including Hispanic Federation’s FUERZAfest, which recently took place in NYC and will continue in San Francisco, CA; Hartford, CT; and Orlando, FL.

To show your support for the LGBTQ community, please join HUSA at various activities in:

New York City, NY:

  • Pride Luminaries Brunch with Strongbow – June 17
  • OutCinema – June 18
  • Savor Pride – June 21
  • Pride Island – June 23-24
  • NYC Pride March & Pride Fest – June 24

White Plains, NY:

  • The LOFT: LGBT Community Center event – June 2

Washington, D.C.:

  • The Rooftop Rally – June 7
  • The Opening Party – June 8
  • The Block Party – June 9
  • The Parade – June 9
  • Crack of Noon Pride Brunch – June 9
  • Capitol Sunset Dance Party – June 10
  • The Festival – June 10
  • The Concert – June 10

For more information, visit HEINEKENUSA.com.