International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Lizzie Buxton

Written By Lizzie Buxton

17th May 0202

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Today marks the ‘International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia’, an important day celebrated worldwide which helps to bring focus to the acts of violence and prejudice faced by individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and others with varied sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

Not only is it a legal requirement for organisations to be inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community, but fostering an environment of acceptance and respect benefits both the employees and the organisation as a whole. By creating a workplace where individuals can bring their whole selves to work, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, employers can tap into the diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences that LGBTQIA+ individuals bring. This inclusivity promotes a sense of belonging, leading to increased employee engagement, productivity, and overall satisfaction.

Organisations who embrace the LGBTQIA+ community not only uphold their fundamental human rights towards their employees but they also demonstrate a commitment to social progress and equality, fostering a positive reputation and stronger relationships with customers, partners, and the wider community.

Check out this insightful Gender Identity webinar featuring guest speaker Octavian Starr from GIRES, the Gender Identity and Research and Education Society, which is packed with expert advice on how to advance equality and eliminate discrimination for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the workplace.

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