Hilton Pride

Hilton Pride

William MacCallum

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William MacCallum is the out and proud General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Burlington and Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington. A vocal supporter of his community, he shared with us his journey into hospitality and how he’s felt supported by his employers the whole way through. What originally got you interested in hospitality work? I remember growing up and wondering what I wanted to “be when I was older,” and really never knew that hospitality, or more importantly that Hilton,

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Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown Receives LGBT-Friendly Status

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Congratulations to Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown for receiving TAG (Travel Advocacy Group) Approved® status, which qualifies the property as a LGBT-friendly hotel. To achieve the honor, the hotel had to meet the following six qualifications: 1. Enforcing non-discriminatory policies, including sexual orientation 2. Treating heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies 3. Providing LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees 4. Empowering customers and e

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Caitlyn Jenner Visits Hilton Chicago for Chicago House Benefit

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On November 12, Hilton Chicago was delighted to host the 7th annual Chicago House Speaker Series Luncheon. The event featured a powerful keynote speech by Caitlyn Jenner in her first ever keynote address. The event benefited Chicago House and Social Service Agency, which serves individuals and families who are affected by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prev

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Hilton Worldwide at Mid-South Pride in Memphis, TN

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On September 26, 2015, the city of Memphis hosted the 12th annual Mid-South Pride event, and of course, Hilton Worldwide was proud to be a part of it! The festival attracted more than 8,000 attendees and included entertainment from local musicians, speakers, and dancers. The festival featured more than 80 vendors and informational booths and closed with a Pride parade that rolled down Historic Beale Street. This year team members from Hilton Worldwide’s Memphis Campus worked together to crea

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LGBTQ Wedding Extravaganza in Detroit

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“True love has no boundaries” was the theme of the LGBTQ Wedding Extravaganza hosted at Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown on September 13. The event, which was organized by Falana Smart, a sales manager at the hotel, was designed to show the local LGBTQ community that Hilton is a proud supporter of same-sex marriage. The Extravaganza brought together local businesses and speakers who shared Smart and the rest of the Hilton team’s passion for equality. We had the pleasure of chatting with

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Chris Hill and Stephen Smith

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When SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality nationwide on June 26, Chris Hill, director of sales and marketing at Millenium Hilton, had to honor a promise: marry his longtime partner, Stephen, now that all 50 states recognized their love. Chris thought it only fitting to ask Hilton, his workplace for the past five years, to help make the proposal not only unforgettable, but historic. With the support of Hilton’s marketing team, Chris decided to propose to Stephen during the NYC Pride March

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