Posted by Aston Avery

LGBTQ+ community calling for more inclusive workplaces

This summer marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride – an historic event where over 2,000 people took to the streets of London in 1972 to campaign for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

The Pride movement has continued to grow over the past five decades and has aided changes in legislation and society to broaden LGBTQ+ rights, such as the 2010 Equality Act, which legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace based on gender or sexual orientation.

While we’ve come a long way as a society regarding inclusivity – it’s apparent that’s there still some way to go to ensure all members of society feel accepted and valued in the workplace.

New research by Indeed has uncovered that 21% of the LGBTQ+ community feel their mental health is currently a barrier for them in work, with 41% currently experiencing mental health challenges.

Aston spoke to Danny Stacy, head of employer insights UK at Indeed.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash

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