Celebrating Pride | WW USA

Identity is an integral part of anyone’s well-being—and that should be yours to define and declare. That’s just one of many reasons we #DoSayPride for our LGBTQIA+ community and are amplifying their stories below.

Pride is better celebrated together, so we’re calling our LGBTQIA+ members and allies to join in on the festivities. Head over to our Instagram, screenshot our #DoSayPride message, and share why you speak up for acceptance, tagging @ww and #DoSayPride. Our CEO, Sima Sistani, proudly demonstrates.

WW Member Stories

Finding Their Voices

In their own words, five LGBTQIA+ WW members share their unique wellness journeys and how WW helped them along the way.

WW Member
Nicole B.

“Knowing your identity assists with any other obstacle that you face.”

WW Community

Strong Connections

WW is powered by people. The LGBTQIA+ group on Connect, our in-app social media platform, is 20,000-plus members strong, and the close-knit LGBTQIA+ Virtual Workshops walk members through the WW program with special attention to identity. This hugely benefits members—and Coaches too. Here’s how Workshop Coach Vicki found her way to peace (and love) of mind and body.

WW Good

Show of Support

In honor of Pride Month, WW Good—our social advocacy arm—is continuing a partnership with the Borderland Rainbow Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit LGBTQI+ community center* that serves queer people of all ages in El Paso, Texas.

*The organization’s preferred term is LGBTQI+.
WW Employees

Pride at Work

Creating a culture of acceptance for WW members starts with WW employees. Here’s how six LGBTQIA+ WW team members define pride, at work and beyond.

Pride Is Inclusive

“I feel strongly that everybody should be provided a safe place to be the person that they are. I feel very proud that WW recognizes and celebrates this.”
—B.J. Rycus

Pride Is Change

“Pride brings up a lot of conversations and questions. There is power and education in conversations, and they can bring about positive change.”
—Andrea Matheny

Pride Is Authenticity

“Being able to not have to think about how you act, think, and present yourself—that’s when you are fully real.”
—Anthony Cozzolino

Pride Is Unafraid

“There is freedom in not hiding—and in being seen and valued.”
—Antoine Smith-Rouse

Pride Is Acceptance

“Pride has a place for everyone. All identities are welcome.”
—Andrew Greenberg

Pride Is Visibility

“Identity is so important to me, as well as being able to live my life authentically. No one should feel invisible. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard.”
—Marvin Smith