Pride is held in June each year to commemorate the riots held by members of the LGBTQ community against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969.
Today, there are countries around the world where being gay is illegal. There are even countries where being LGBTQ+ can result in the death penalty.
Why being an ally is important
Allyship is a vital lifeline to minorities who live in fear and face unconscious biases and micro-aggressions because of who they are. Did you know that one in five LGBTQ+ people has been the victim of a hate crime in the UK?
As an inclusive employer, we encourage everyone to be their true selves. That means we support the diverse groups of people within our organisation, including our LGBTQ+ community.
Kaleidoscope is our network dedicated to looking at diversity and inclusion through a LGBTQ+ lens. From enhancing our workplace policies and procedures, to offering training and support to staff, Kaleidoscope offers a welcome space to connect and share ideas.
Find out more about our commitment to being an inclusive employer.
So, what have we been doing this month?
This week, our LGBTQ+ group Kaleidoscope partnered with the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) to deliver a webinar on what it means to be an LGBTQ+ ally.
The webinar explored how to practically support LGBTQ+ colleagues, friends and family.
We also invited our employees to join our Pride Inside PPF Quiz Night in aid of the PPF's chosen charity for 2020/2021, The Alzheimer's Society.
Read more about what diversity and inclusion (D&I) means to us in our D&I strategy.