Hannah Maton: Advocating for Inclusion and Overcoming Hurdles – Pride. Purpose. Progress.

As part of the Pride. Purpose. Progress. campaign, which celebrates and amplifies the strides made in LGBTQIA+ inclusion, we bring you an exclusive Q&A…

Leading Initiatives for LGBT+ Inclusion and Community Support – Virgin Money
  In our "Pride. Purpose. Progress." campaign, we’re showcasing what organisations and individuals are doing behind the flag, telling the stories of how brands...
Johnson Matthey’s Pride in JM: Championing LGBT+ Inclusion and Empowerment

The Pride. Purpose. Progress. campaign celebrates and amplifies the strides made in LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Running from June to August 2024, this campaign highlights the…

Kirsty Mulholland: Leading Change in LGBTQIA+ Advocacy
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Celebrating Pride in Ourselves: A Journey of Inclusion at OVO

Explore OVO’s Pride in Ourselves network journey, from fostering inclusivity to overcoming barriers. Discover how they champion diversity and celebrate achievements. Tell us about…

Cai Cherry: A Journey of Overcoming Barriers and Championing Diversity

Explore the inspiring journey of Cai Cherry, a trainee solicitor at DLA Piper, as they share their accomplishments, challenges in representing intersectional identity groups,…

Kathleen Harrison: Engineering a Diverse & Inclusive Future

Tell us about your accomplishments to date?        I’m very lucky to have been able to have a successful career in a profession that I…

David Hynam: Breaking Barriers and Championing Inclusion in Finance | LV=

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? As one of few openly gay CEOs in finance, I have been recognised for my work in…

Dan Carter: Making Strides in Diversity and Inclusion

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? I have been working as an active ally with our Pride employee resource group (ERG) for more…

Matt Foster: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Marketing

Learn about Matt Foster’s journey as a DEI trailblazer, addressing barriers to intersectional representation and the challenges of societal acceptance. Tell us about your…

Alan Kan: Navigating Identity and Championing LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Alan Kan, a Senior Program Architect at Salesforce, shares his journey navigating intersecting identities and advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusion in tech and beyond. Discover…

Julia Reidy: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Learn how Julia Reidy, Liquidity Change Director at Credit Suisse, champions LGBTQ+ advocacy and allyship, breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity. Tell us about your…

Advancing Intersectionality and LGBTQ+ Rights in the Legal Industry: Insights from Jacqui Rhule-Dagher

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Tolu Osinubi: Navigating Intersectionality in Technology | Director, Deloitte UK

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William Dryden: Driving Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering | National Grid
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Dan Stubbs: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? I have been a core member of our LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG) and supported a number…

Amelia Mugridge: Advocacy for Inclusion

Learn about Amelia Mugridge’s journey as a Commercial Contracts Analyst at Serco, her advocacy for inclusion, and her perspectives on acceptance and representation of…

Moody’s Pride Network: Promoting LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Intersectionality

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? 2023 was a busy year for this Pride network, which included attending the British LGBT Award, but…

Inclusion Advocate Spotlight: Jade McDermid

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? For the past 3 years I have co-led our company’s contribution to the Grampian Pride Parade.  For…

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer: Advancing LGBTQ+ Inclusion Globally

Learn about Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s dedication to LGBTQ+ inclusion, from achieving recognition as one of Stonewall’s Top Global Employers to fostering a supportive community…

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Inclusive Leadership: Leng Montgomery’s Journey at Burberry

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? Through my career I have been very instrumental and active in building policy, training, workshops, coaching, mentoring…

Proud@Sainsburys: Fostering Inclusion and Supporting the LGBT+ Community

Discover the remarkable achievements and challenges faced by Proud@Sainsburys in fostering inclusion and supporting the LGBT+ community. Explore their initiatives, partnerships, and reflections on…

Championing Diversity & Inclusion: Keiran Bailey’s Journey at Whitbread

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? For more than 2 years, I have played a pivotal role in advancing the initiatives of EDI…

Inclusivity and Progress: OutLink’s Journey at BAE Systems

Learn about OutLink’s impactful journey at BAE Systems, addressing barriers, inclusivity, fostering acceptance, and making a positive difference in LGBTQ+ inclusion. Tell us about…

George Evans: Advocating for Transgender Experiences and Workplace Support

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? In the past 12 months, I have dedicated myself to educating the world about transgender experiences and…

Breaking Barriers: Jak Matthews on LGBTQIA+ Inclusion and Advocacy

Explore Jak Matthews’ journey of advocating for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and breaking down barriers in the workplace. Discover insights on intersectionality, acceptance, and the significance…

Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion: Patrick McCann’s Trailblazing Journey

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? On the LGBT+ side within the firm, I’ve overseen the firm’s elevation in the Stonewall WEI from…

Richard Fisk: Overcoming Barriers and Promoting Inclusion

Tell us about your accomplishments to date? There are many things that I consider my accomplishments and when I reflect back it’s easy to…

Understanding the Importance of Mental Health Support for the LGBTQ+ Community

Explore the significance of mental health support for the LGBTQ+ community, challenges faced, and affirmative counselling initiatives. Discover how organisations like elop are making…

British LGBT Awards Q&A: Jacqui Rhule-Dagher on Legally Lesbians and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and who inspires you? My name is Jacqui Rhule-Dagher and my pronouns are she/her. I’m a…

Kevin Humphreys’ Triumph: From Homeless Teen to Diversity Hero

At 14, Kevin Humphreys found himself homeless, simply by virtue of his sexuality. Adopted from the streets of London by the squatter and house…

Unlocking LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusivity: Insights from the British LGBTQ+ Awards Survey

In today’s rapidly evolving societal landscape, the British LGBTQ+ Awards survey serves as a valuable compass, navigating through perspectives on workplace inclusivity, the intricacies…

Mauritius Legalizes Same-Sex Intimacy: A Historic Win for LGBTQ+ Rights
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Discover the landmark decision as Mauritius’ Supreme Court decriminalizes same-sex intimacy, a milestone for human rights and LGBTQ+ inclusion. 

Q&A with Founder of Transmission PR, Aby Hawker
Spotlight: Aby Hawker When putting together campaigns, it is vitally important that they consider all identities to be as inclusive as they can be....
Tesco to donate almost £100,000 to mark Pride
Tesco to donate almost £100,000 to mark Pride To celebrate this year’s Pride festival and support the LGBTQ+ community, Tesco will donate almost £100,000...
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Fantasy - Britney Spears fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS™ launches limited edition fragrance sleeve to celebrate PRIDE featuring donation to national charitable helpline to continue to...
Brokeback Mountain Competition
Brokeback Mountain Competition Brokeback Mountain @sohoplace Win tickets to the World Premiere of Brokeback Mountain @sohoplace theatre   The world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie...
LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC
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Introducing BLGBT Awards VOG 2023
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LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC
LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC PwC’s celebration of LGBTQ+ progress, and recognising work that is yet to be completed PwC is proud to support...
LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC
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LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC
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LGBTQIA+ Blog Article with PWC
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Working with the Pride Employee Network Group
Working with the Pride Employee Network Group Case Study 3: Pursuing his passions with a career in tech Bryant Yang was born and raised...
The Freedom of being out in the Workplace
The Freedom of being out in the Workplace Case Study 2: The freedom of being out in the workplace a challenging, but important path...
Exploring intersectionality, pride and allyship
Exploring intersectionality, pride and allyship  Case Study 1: Exploring intersectionality, pride and allyship across the globe Tessa Lim in London: Being an ally means...
LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity with BP
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LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity with Cynergy Bank
LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity with Cynergy Bank Q&A session with Cynergy Bank where they tell us about LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity within their workplace   What would your...
LGBTQIA+ History Month Just Eat Wrap Up
LGBTQIA+ History Month Just Eat Wrap Up The month of February marks LGBTQIA+ History Month and this year commemorates 20 years since Section 28,...
Macquarie launch their fun video celebrating Pride
Celebrating pride at Macquarie following the organisations placement as number one on the 2022 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Macquarie’s LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies share...
Sue Perkins announced as 2022 British LGBT Awards host

TV presenter and comedian Sue Perkins will host the 2022 British LGBT Awards. Britain’s biggest LGBT+ red carpet extravaganza will take place in London on Friday 24 June…

Check-In with Deon Pillay
CHECK-IN WITH DEON PILLAY Deon is not only the Head of Marketing operations at Legal and General Investments, but is also Co-Founder of InterInvest,...
Check-In with Justin Farrance
CHECK-IN WITH JUSTIN FARRANCE Justin is part of Allen & Overy’s global LGBTQ+ network committee and speaks at internal and external panel events to...
Tips for a successful Pride campaign
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Matthew Taylor, HSBC UK Role Model

Matthew Taylor HSBC UK Role Model   Matthew Taylor (he/him) works in the Customer Experience team of HSBC UK. Matt is responsible for ensuring…

Lil Bush; a HSBC UK Role Model

Lil Bush A HSBC UK Role Model   Lil Bush (they/them) has been a constant champion for trans and non-binary inclusion within HSBC UK…

Raga D’Silva Interview
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Creating Trans Inclusion Policies at OVO

The Creation of Trans Inclusion Policies at OVO Our Pride in Ourselves network quickly grew from a social network who supported each other to…

Backstage At The British LGBT Awards
It is well known that those from marginalised communities face additional challenges when it comes to LGBT+ representation. Individuals from Black, Asian or Ethnic...
Reverse Mentoring at Ovo

Inside OVO’s Reverse Mentoring Programme 10 of our Belonging Network members are taking part in our ‘Reverse Mentoring’ Programme. Reverse mentoring does what it…

BEING PART OF AN LGBT NETWORK BY LYNDSEY KINCAID

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Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Diversity at OVO

Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Diversity at OVO Written by Chief People Officer at OVO Energy, Charlotte Eaton Happy. Respected. Supported. These are the…

Being an Ally by James Lovelace

BEING AN ALLY James Lovelace Pride EMEA ENG Steering Committee Member at Macquarie     I am proud to be an ally for the…

Being Non-Binary in a Binary world
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EVENT: Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha – Comedy Night Fundraiser

Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha – Comedy Night Fundraiser Time: 17:30-18:30 pm (UK time) Date: 16 February 2021 Virtual location: Zoom    To mark LGBT+…

Spotlight: Meet Leni Morris
Spotlight: Meet Leni Morris Tell us about why you took the role as CEO at Galop? I have spent most of the last decade...
Spotlight: PwC Colour Brave’s Dr. Heather Melville, OBE

Dr. Heather Melville OBE is a thought-leader on leadership, an innovator in business and has a notable track record of delivering strong financial performance…

Spotlight: PwC’s Laura Stupple

Laura Stupple is a 28 yo queer trans woman based in PwC’s Leeds office.

Spotlight: PwC’s Ben Jones

Ben Jones works alongside Francesca as the Co-Chair of Shine@PwC. His day job is to drive change through role in the Tax Technology business.

Spotlight: PWC’s Francesca Harris

Francesca Harris is co-chair of PwC’s LGBTQ+ Network, Shine.

How to champion LGBT+ at work
How to champion LGBT+ at work

MI5 gives some top tips

MI5 - The Unlikely Ally
MI5 – The Unlikely Ally

Dispelling the myth about the UK’s intelligence agency

This #Pride our rainbow flag is more important than ever.

2020 has been a year of struggle for everyone, including the LGBT+ community.

#InThisTogether Messages
If you’re a young LGBT+ person stuck in a difficult situation because of lockdown, The British LGBT Awards,  It Gets Better UK and a...
#InThisTogether – Resources for LGBT+ Youth in Lockdown

LGBT+ youth are facing a challenge like never before.

#BrownDragExists and it’s time for it to be made visible in all spaces – Asifa Lahore

South Asian Drag has been kept behind the veil for far too long. 

It’s time to celebrate advertising’s diversity

For very good reasons the diversity of the marketing industry has come increasingly under scrutiny, and the reality is we often don’t like what…

Tia’s Story

Tia’s story is brought to you by NatWest, the proud Founding Partner of the British LGBT Awards.

Geff Parsons tells us what it takes to be an Inspirational Leader

The most recent addition to our 2020 British LGBT Awards judging panel is LGBT+ Inspirational Leader, Geffrye Parsons.

Out at Tesco Chair joins 2020 Judging Panel

We are thrilled to confirm that Barry Davies from Tesco will be joining our esteemed panel of judges for the 2020 British LGBT Awards.

E^ST is Doing It

Up-and-coming artist E^ST is back with her new single “Talk Deep” ahead of a debut album which will be released next year.    …

Clifford Chance is Looking for Next-Gen LGBT+ Lawyers

Are you an LGBT+ student or graduate interested in a career in law? 

Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising Awards Winner Announced

In their first advert made specifically for the UK market, Starbucks have won Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising Award. Each year,the competition focuses on a…

“Nobody should feel unwelcome or at a disadvantage because of their orientation”

The following is a profile of Ellis Beare from Network Rail Ellis Beare works as a signaller for Network Rail based in Herefordshire on…

“MI5 is a place that feels right for me and allows me to be myself”

The following is a profile of an employee at MI5 MI5 has been a consistent top performer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for…

Network Rail: “There’s a growing awareness of LGBT+ issues”

The following is a profile of Babak Erfani MBE from Network Rail. Babak is a scheme sponsor of Signalling and Digital Railway projects at Network…

MI5: The importance of having a senior LGBT+ champion

The following is a profile of a senior LGBT+ champion at MI5 For me, being the senior champion for LGBT is one of the…

Celebrating International Women’s Day with LBQWomen

This International Women’s Day we’re proud to celebrate and support all the wonderful women in our lives. Not just our cis-ters, but all our sisters:…

‘Here’s to Love’: McCain

As a modern family owned brand that’s been part of the fabric of the nation’s mealtimes for over 50 years, McCain is passionate about…

“The importance of LGBT+ inclusion is absolutely clear to us”: Rolls-Royce

In Rolls-Royce, we are conscious that engineering has a reputation, often unfairly, for having a culture that makes it tough for those that don’t…

Nomura’s LGBTA journey

Nomura is committed to becoming an inclusive financial services organisation by connecting and enhancing the power of diverse people and thought across all aspects…

A growing partnership, a growing confidence – THT Work Positive & Barclays Early Careers

A quarter of people living with HIV in the UK are unemployed. The THT Work Positive Programme, funded by Barclays Spectrum, supports individuals in…

LGBT+ inclusion at Rolls-Royce

In Rolls-Royce, we value the benefits of being visible when it comes to supporting LGBT+ inclusion, and we want to showcase this support not…

Bringing communities together: Faith+LGBT event at Barclays

Barclays prides itself on allowing employees to bring their true selves to work, and we wanted to turn this up a notch by opening…

LGBT+ allies at HSBC UK

Profiles of two supporters from HSBC, Paul Dewick Day and Susan Catherine Rooney.   Paul Dewick Day Why is your role in Pride important to…

MI5 and its ‘Allies Programme’

When MI5 was named the most gay-friendly employer in Britain by Stonewall, it made us reflect on the fact that up until 1992 LGBT…

“We have no plans to stop collaborating just yet”: Rolls-Royce

In Rolls-Royce, we recognise the importance of fostering a culture in which everyone can feel included, but changing a culture or making employees feel…

Why you should join us: HouseProud

You’ve probably heard about HouseProud by now, as we have become much talked-about over the past few months.  HouseProud is the free and volunteer-run…

Question time with HSBC UK’s Pride Network

An interview with Chris Maddren and Emily Smith-Reid, Co-Chairs of HSBC UK’s Pride Network. Apart from being the co-chairs of HSBC UK’s Pride network, what…

“Inclusive cultures make people feel valued”: TSB

TSB returned to UK high streets in 2013 with a clear mission: to bring more competition to UK banking and ultimately make banking better…

“It’s our diversity that makes us stronger”: Standard Chartered

At Standard Chartered, we are committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can…

Sweden. You’re Welcome.

Swedish Ambassador to the UK hosts LGBTQ Pride event in partnership with VisitSweden at the Swedish Residence in London.

Interview with Sarah Waters

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement award at last year’s British LGBT Awards, Sarah Waters is famous for her novels featuring lesbian protagonists, including the…