This year at One Beyond, we have been fairly quiet around Pride other than taking the opportunity to provide resources and education about why Pride is more valid than ever and incredibly important to celebrate.

Workplace support for LGBTQ+ individuals and groups is a year-round endeavour and is viewed as such here at One Beyond. As a Company, we want to ensure that we are practising what we preach. Within this, the Global HR team has used the opportunity to come together and conduct a thorough review of our policies, embedding a continual twice-annual process. We’ll be Globalising as many of them as we can whilst being sensitive to cultural nuances, and have taken the best of each policy to apply widely, going beyond just legal necessities to look at what we can continue to do best. Although this includes more than LGBTQ+ inclusivity, it is a great time to take stock and look at how we support all of our colleagues.

Did you know…

  • Seven in ten trans people (70%) report being impacted by transphobia when accessing general health services
  • Less than half of lesbian, gay and bi people (46%) and trans people (47%) feel able to be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity to everyone in their family
  • Almost two in five bi people (38%) aren’t out to anyone at work about their sexual orientation, compared to 7% of gay men and 4% of lesbians
  • One in four trans people (26%) aren’t open with anyone at work about being trans. This number increases to about two in five non-binary people (37%) who aren’t out at work
  • One third (34%) of Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident in the past twelve months, compared to one in five white LGBT people (20%)
  • 70 countries criminalise same-sex relationships
  • In more than half the world, LGBT people may not be protected from discrimination by workplace law.

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Some websites you may find helpful:

Mind – Mental health support

LGBT Foundation – Advice, support and information

Pride in London – London-based ‘volunteer-powered LGBT+ force’

LGBT+ History Month – General resources, including charities, inclusive children’s literature and legal guidance

Stonewall – Information, support and guidance