Macquarie launch their fun video celebrating Pride
Macquarie launch video celebrating PrideFollowing 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
Tips For a Successful Pride Campaign PROGRESS FLAG Is your organisation looking to mark this year’s Pride season with intention, accountability, and authenticity? A successful Pride...
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
  Raga D'Silva Interview  Raga D'Silva, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Director of Speaking Minds spoke with us recently about what it means to share...
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

BEING PART OF AN LGBT NETWORK WRITTEN BY LYNDSEY KINCAID Hi, I’m Lynsey and I was one of the first members of our LGBTQ+…

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OUT AT WORK

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OUT AT WORK JULIA SHEPPARD, MACQUARIE   If I’d realised the full benefit of being out at work when I…

What It’s Like Being Part of an LGBTQ+ Network
What It's Like Being Part of an LGBTQ+ Network Beth Pollock, OVO       Hi, I’m Beth (my pronouns are she/they) and I’m...
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
Being Non-Binary in a Binary world ... and why we should think about gender in our interactions with clients, customers and colleagues A regular...
Pride at Macquarie 2021: Macquarie Pride EMEA’s Campaign Blitz

Pride Month 2021: Macquarie Pride EMEA’s campaign blitz Pride Month is an important time of year for the LGBTQ+ community, as it commemorates the…

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...
Pride at Macquarie’s support of LGBT+ non-profits: an ongoing passion project

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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.

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.

A career in tech can take you places… literally.

Working across four continents in her 11 years at Macquarie, Linda Pace’s tech career has taken her around the world.

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…