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LGBT
03
Jul

New government action plan pledges to improve the lives of LGBT people

The government has released a new action plan, pledging to improve the lives of LGBT people. The 75-point action plan aims to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. The Action Plan is a direct result of a national survey of LGBT people, the largest...
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Gina Battye, Pride Month featured
22
Jun

Pitman Training offer free training focused on being your true self at work in celebration of PRIDE month

Pitman Training are offering free training focused on being your true self at work, in celebration of PRIDE month. As part of Pitman Training’s yearlong commitment to Push For Progress, following the launch of their free training and coaching platform for women, this month sees the addition of some great content linked to PRIDE month,...
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LGBT
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
28
Feb

Herbert Smith Freehills offer gender reassignment surgery as employment benefit

Law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now offering gender reassignment surgery as an employment benefit. The company has become the first law firm to offer to cover part or all of the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transgender employees. Launched on 1 January 2018, the benefit will also provide employees access to psychological support...
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Don't Be A Fool At Interviews - Job Interview
15
Feb

“And what does your father do…?”

Walking through the vast, opulent lobby of a global law firm in the City I was stopped in my tracks by a huge noticeboard entitled “Allen & Out”, encouraging staff to champion their LGBT colleagues. The firm were promoting LGBT awareness as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative. So what? You may ask. Why my...
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Transgender Day of Remembrance featured
31
Jan

Stonewall reveals Britain’s top trans-inclusive employers

LGBT charity, Stonewall has revealed the first ever Top 100 list of Britain’s top trans-inclusive employers. Stonewall’s annual review has this year, for the first time, marked employers specifically on trans inclusivity, in addition to their work on lesbian, gay and bi inclusive policies. The National Assembly for Wales has taken the number one spot...
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27
Nov

Girl Guides to allow boys who identify as female to share facilities with girls

The Girl Guides official guidelines have updated so that “members are allowed to use the facilities of the gender they self-identify as.” For the first time, guide leaders have been advised to allow members who were born male but identify as female to use the same facilities as female-born girls. This includes showers, toilets, changing...
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LGBT
15
Nov

Australia votes ‘overwhelmingly yes’ to same-sex marriage

Australia has voted “overwhelmingly yes” to legalising same-sex marriage. The vote showed that 61 per cent of people were in favour of allowing same-sex marriage, with just 38 per cent voting against, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Over 12 million people took part in the voluntary postal vote, with every state and territory...
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