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Icons and Logos

You will see a series of icons and logos on the profile pages of this guide. An icon or logo indicates that the featured organisation meets a specific criterion. All of our Diversity Champions are working hard to support their LGBT staff. These icons and logos represent just some of their initiatives to create truly inclusive workplaces.

Senior champion

Senior championEveryone in an organisation has a role to play to make their workplace more LGBT inclusive. Having senior and influential people stand up for equality and take a leadership role in the diversity agenda is crucial to creating an inclusive environment. Senior sponsors are not necessarily lesbian, gay, bi or trans themselves, but they recognise the essential role that they can play in promoting LGBT equality.

Employee network group

Employee network groupNetwork groups help to support LGBT staff and promote a more inclusive working environment. Organisations that have an LGBT staff network group are making a clear commitment to equality and diversity. Network groups can have many valuable roles including advising on internal policy and procedure, supporting the professional development of network members and holding awareness-raising events.

LGBT-inclusive diversity training for staff

LGB-inclusive diversity trainingLGBT-inclusive diversity training is a vital tool to help managers and staff understand the negative impact that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour can have. It can help staff step up as allies and challenge discrimination in the workplace.

Staff survey

Staff surveyStaff surveys are an important way organisations can learn more about their employees’ needs. Monitoring sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to asking specific questions about the experience of LGBT staff, helps organisations identify good practice and problem areas to tackle.



Stonewall Education Champion

Stonewall’s Education Champions programme provides bespoke guidance to local authorities. It helps them to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools and celebrate difference in the community. Education Champions profiled on this website have made a two-fold commitment, both to their internal staff and to the young people in their community.

Stonewall Global Diversity Champion

The Global Diversity Champions programme is Stonewall’s best practice employers’ forum for global organisations. Members of the programme represent a diverse range of industries from investment banks, the armed forces, leading retailers and international charities. These organisations have made significant progress in eliminating discrimination in Britain and are now eager to learn how they can extend their work to fulfil a global commitment to equality and overcome the challenges of supporting their LGBT staff around the world.

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