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05
Feb

What is LGBT History Month?

February marks LGBT History Month, which celebrates and remembers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. The aim of the month is to promote equality and diversity throughout the public. This year’s theme discusses religion, belief and philosophy. LGBT History Month first originated within the US, but was initiated in the UK by Schools OUT and...
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21
Jan

Stonewall announces its Top Global Employers for 2019

Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity, has announced its Top Global Employers for 2019. The British Army, University of Leicester, KPMG, ThoughtWorks, Oliver Wyman, and Barclays are amongst the top global employers. The list celebrates the pioneering efforts of leading organisations to create inclusive workplaces and advances equality for LGBT people wherever they are in the...
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21
Jun

Nominations now open for inspirational LGBT+ executives, future leaders & allies

Nominations are now open for the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018 Lists. OUTstanding, the membership initiative for LGBT+ inclusion in business, is now calling for nominations from inspiring LGBT+ executives, future leaders and allies. Presented by the FT, the annual OUTstanding lists champion LGBT+ and ally execs in both the private and public sector who...
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LGBT
08
Nov

UK voted best country for LGBT parents

The UK has been voted the best country for LGBT parents, according to a new survey. The research, conducted by Lifecake, found that attitudes towards the traditional ‘nuclear’ family are changing, with an increasing number of LGBT parents, working mums and stay-at-home dads. Changing work patterns for women and men, an increase in LGBT marriages...
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08
Sep

Schools around the UK to stamp out LGBT bullying

More than a 1,000 schools across the UK will take part in an initiative to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in the classroom. The £3 million initiative, led by the Government Equalities Office, aims to ensure children are free from being bullied for their sexual orientation or gender identity. The programme will...
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08
Sep

Hate crime against LGBT people has increased by 78 per cent since 2013

Hate crimes against LGBT people in Britain by 78 per cent since 2013, new research has shown. The research, conducted by Stonewall, found that one in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime and incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months. The survey, which polled over 5,000...
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26
Apr

Celebrating #LesbianVisibilityDay

Today (26 April) marks Lesbian Visibility Day, a day to celebrate the lesbian community and raise awareness of the issues faced by lesbian women. The day, which originated in America, aims to celebrate lesbian life, its culture and the diversity within it. Thousands of lesbian women, alongside all of the LGBT community, still face a...
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19
Jan

MI5 is named the top employer for LGBT equality

MI5 have been named as the top employer for lesbian, gay and bi staff, in Stonewall’s 2016 Workplace Equality Index (WEI). Beating Lloyd’s Banking Group, the National Assembly for Wales and B3 Living to the top spot, MI5 has moved from the 134th position to first in six years. Stonewall believe that this achievement ‘takes...
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