'Pinkwashing' companies barred from Pride parade

Companies that want to participate in the 2024 Pride parade in London must now sign up to a year-round LGBTQ+ inclusion programme.

Turning the tide on Pride

I was lucky to attend the European OD Network conference recently which was a great excuse to stay in a hotel. Since lockdown my work-related travel is minimal so I made the most of the buffet...

Connect with pride: LGBT+ networks across borders

In 2020, we launched Japan Tobacco International's (JTI) LGBT+ employee resource group (ERG), Pride. But with 48,000 employees spread across the globe, I always knew that instilling a sense of ‘pride’...

Out and proud: experiences as an out role model

Every June, we see businesses take to LinkedIn and other social media platforms to adorn their pages with the rainbow tones of the pride flag. The gesture is intended to show that the organisation is...

The evolution of LGBT+ law 

In 1967, the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised same-sex acts in private between men aged over 21 in England and Wales (this would not be legalised in Scotland or Northern Ireland until more than a...

To achieve LGBT+ inclusion, businesses must continue to learn and evolve

LGBT+ History month (February) provides the chance to learn about the history of the movement, express solidarity with those still without rights around the world, reflect on the progress that’s been...

Top employers for LGBT+ inclusion in 2022 listed by Stonewall

Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBT+) rights charity Stonewall has published its top 100 employers for LGBTQ+ inclusion in 2022.

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

P&G HRD: Action not words needed on LGBT+ rights

Acknowledging the company's mistakes around LGBT+ rights at work, P&G has called on employers to take genuine action on D&I

Transgender employees face 14% income gap

LGBT+ staff are struggling with promotion opportunities and verbal abuse, with transgender workers feeling particularly unsupported