Entries in LGBT (10)

Wednesday
Oct172012

STUDENTS AND NEW GRADS FROM UK’S TOP UNIVERSITIES STILL BELIEVE THE UK WORKPLACE TO BE HOMOPHOBIC AND RACIST


A staggering 76% of students and recent graduates still have concerns about workplace equality in graduate roles within UK companies. 

A recent study conducted by Boutique Marketing for the UK’s leading equality and inclusion jobs event, the DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW, happening in London this weekend, surveyed over 200 students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds including sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender and disability from the UK’s top 20 Russell Group Universities.

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The research showed that the final year students interviewed have serious concerns about their diversity at interview stage. 

> 63% of students from ethnic backgrounds believed that their ethnicity could affect their ability to secure a job

> 89% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) would hide their sexual orientation, in a hypothetical situation of it being brought up during an interview

 > 82% of students with physical disabilties believed that their disability is a serious barrier in the selection/recruitment process as compared to other candidates

78% of final year students believed their diversity still pose a barrier to entry, although companies are promoting equality and inclusion within their organisations 

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Relatively, these beliefs were pretty much echoed by new grads, who have more experience of the recruitment process and are about to enter the workforce. 

> 58% of new grads from ethnic backgrounds believed that their may be issues around ‘fitting in’ at their new job

> 84% of LGBTs stated they would struggle being ‘out at work’ in their early career

> 68% of LGBTs believed that having their sexuality open may impair their prospect for promotion

73% of new grads believed that they would their career paths will be more challenging because of their diversity.

  

76% of all respondents believed that homophobia and racism is still rife in the UK workplace.

68% of all respondents believed organisations needed to do more to narrow the equality gap

 

Other interesting points to note:

A staggering 83% of respondents believed that gender inequality was still rife. 58% of these were male respondents. 

Interesting qualitative discussions arose around the issue of “double glass ceilings” and especially among lesbian respondents - but also those who are gay and of non-caucasian ethnicity. 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILED INSIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACT: 

Uwern Jong | Managing Director | Boutique Marketing 

0203 286 3170 | uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

 

DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW 2012

THIS FRIDAY 19th October 2012, 10am-5pm

GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS, LONDON

Produced by SQUARE PEG MEDIA in partnership with STONEWALL

Sponsored by SOCIETE GENERALE

Partners: GOOGLE, RAF, BP and THE GUARDIAN
 

@diversitycshow 

> The UK's biggest diversity show 

> Featuring the country's most inclusive recruiters and places to work

> Navigating the job market seminars by STONEWALL and GOOGLE

> CV clinics by experienced recruiters

Exhibitors include: Barclays, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Ernst and Young, Home Office and RBS - plus many more

FREE ENTRY, but sign-up required online to guarantee place and manage numbers: www.diversitycareersshow.com

Wednesday
May092012

LGBT? WELCOME TO CAMDEN

Camden LGBT Forum launches pioneering advice and safety project: C.L.A.S.P.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


London based LGBT charity, the Camden LGBT Forum is today celebrating its 10th year anniversary by launching  the CAMDEN LGBT ADVICE AND SAFETY PROJECT (CLASP), the first of its kind in London.


THE BIG GAY SUMMER

Ahead of what LGBT London is calling “The Big Gay Summer” with millions of LGBT people coming into London for celebrations including World Pride, the Cultural Olympiad and the Olympics, the Forum is urging businesses and organisations in the London Borough of Camden to be ready to welcome LGBT visitors (and London residents alike) to the area.


ADVICE + SAFETY = A WARM WELCOME


This pioneering initiative aims to extend the network of safe and welcoming spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people who live, visit and work in the Borough of Camden. By promoting visibility of “LGBT friendly” organisations in the area, CLASP will provide welcoming environments, focus points and sanctuary (in the event of any homophobic or transphobic bullying or attack) for LGBT people on the streets of the London Borough of Camden – not forgetting that the borough’s borders extend beyond Camden into Hampstead, Kings Cross, Russell Square and parts of Bloomsbury – all areas with a high number of LGBT visitors and residents.


“The point of this programme is firstly to show the world that Camden is an open-minded, safe place for LGBT visitors and that businesses and organisations, gay or straight owned, in Camden welcome LGBT people and and are proud to say so by displaying our CLASP stickers in their windows.


Secondly, if necessary, we provide training to all organisations and businesses to help them understand LGBT culture, including the discrimination that LGBT visitors may face and the support businesses and other organisations can provide if this does happen. This project brings different sectors of the communities in Camden together in a way that has not been done before.  It shows how supportive organisations and businesses in Camden can be to each other and to LGBT people in particular and helps to bring awareness and understanding about LGBT issues whilst making Camden a safer place overall.


I am encouraged and proud to say that many businesses and organisations , including faith groups, have signed-up already, most of them what we call “straight-allies” (non-LGBT businesses and organisations);  which sends out a powerful signal that the people of Camden reject prejudice.

I’m confident that support for this programme will extend beyond the Big Gay Summer in London to other businesses, voluntary & community groups and organisations in Camden and perhaps even beyond by becoming a London-wide initiative” – Lou Hart, Director of Camden LGBT Forum


The scheme, which will see over 70 organisations take part is launched with input and support from the Metropolitan Police, Camden Council’s Community Safety & Camden Businesses Against Crime, Crime Reduction Initiative, Camden Town Unlimited, the British Transport Police and other partners. A list of some of the fantastic organisations signed up is attached.


Participating organisations will proudly display a CLASP sticker (image attached) at their place of work and also distribute a CLASP booklet that will provide useful information to LGBT visitors to the area.


There will also be a launch event for the scheme in June, where you’ll get to meet members and advocates of the scheme and talk to them personally. We will issue invitations shortly.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT UWERN JONG: uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk or call 0203 286 3170. INTERVIEWS WITH PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED AT REQUEST.

Notes to the Editor

About CAMDEN LGBT FORUM

Camden LGBT Forum is run by LGBT people for LGBT people and holds a monthly meeting open to all LGBT people in the London Borough of Camden and those with concerns about LGBT issues. It meets on the first Tuesday of the month; usually from 6- 8 pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street. Camden WC1H 9JE.  (However, phone the office on 020 7388 5720 to be sure).


It is a registered charity no. 1107855 and a company limited by guarantee no. 05132434. Formed in 2002, and registered as a charity in 2005, this is the Forum’s 10th year anniversary. The Forum’s aim is to promote equality and diversity by the elimination of discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in or working in Camden and, where appropriate, neighbouring boroughs and London, for the benefit of the public.

camdenlgbtforum.org.uk

Friday
May042012

SECRETARY CLINTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS WORLDPRIDE AWARD



US SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON WINS PRIDE LONDON’S “WORLD LGBT AWARD” TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WORLDPRIDE GALA DINNER (DINE-WITH-PRIDE) 


PRIDE LONDON is proud to announce that it has decided to award US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton the “World LGBT Award” in recognition of her outstanding contributions towards the rights of LGBT people worldwide.

The award will be presented at the World Pride Gala Dinner, ‘Dine-with-Pride’ – a star-studded, black-tie fundraiser for Pride London to be held on Thursday 5th July 2012 in London.

The fundraiser will support Pride London’s newly created 'Solidarity Fund'. This will support organisations in the Commonwealth that work with and for the LGBT community to tackle homophobia and transphobia. The evening will be attended by politicians, celebrities and leading figures from the LGBT community.

 

In addition, we will be presenting an “International Community Award” presented to an international non-governmental organisation that fight tirelessly for the rights of the global LGBT community. We’re proud to announce that this award will go to ILGA - the international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

DINE WITH PRIDE

Starting at 6.30pm with a cocktail reception, guests will enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal interspersed with entertainment and guest speakers and presentations from the world of LGBT rights before dancing the night away till late. 

Tickets cost £250 per person with all proceeds going to the Solidarity Fund and can be purchased online at www.pridelondon.org or by emailing sahran@pridelondon.org

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Uwern Jong, Director of Communications
uwern.jong@pridelondon.org

Please copy press@pridelondon.org on all emals

NOTES

About Secretary Hillary Clinton

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States. On January 21, 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States.

state.gov/secretary/index.htm

About ILGA

ILGA is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trands and Intersex Association – the only worldwide federation campaigning for LGBTI rights since 1978. IGLA’s aim is to work for the equality of LGBTI people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. IGLA seeks to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of their members. 

 

igla.org


About WorldPride and Pride London

The Pride London Press Office can be contacted via Press@PrideLondon.org – the mailbox is monitored by a number of Press Officers and we will respond to requests quickly

 

  1. Key facts:

  •  Pride London is the biggest un-ticketed event in Europe

  • It is a registered charity No. 1104774 and staffed entirely by volunteers


For more information on Pride London and WorldPride:


Web:                       www.pridelondon.org
Facebook:                www.facebook.com/pridelondon Twitter:                   @pridelondon

Wednesday
Apr042012

BOUTIQUE TO PRESENT SEMINAR ON LGBT MARKETING AT THIS YEAR'S CANNES LIONS

Leading LGBT niche specialists Boutique Marketing - The Gay Marketing and Media agency has been invited by the prestigious festival of creativity, Cannes Lions, to present a seminar on LGBT marketing as part of its programme on niche and segment marketing. 


The panel, headed by Sergio Alcocer, President of LatinWorks, winner of 2012's Ad Age Multicultural Agency of the year, forms a programme of interactive seminars called THE FORUM, a totally new content stream to help delegates get in-depth insight into key industry issues.

Other confirmed speakers for the panel include US based Youth Agency, FUSE.

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Tuesday
Feb072012

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS

Diversity Role Model Fundraiser hosted by Girl Action sponsored by Gaydar Girls and g3 Magazine.

Saturday 3rd March 2012 9pm – 2.30am

Venue: Centro Club: 18 West Central Street, London WC1A 1JJ


The Girl Action team are thrilled to welcome you to the biggest show the lesbian London scene has seen for years as they host one almighty fundraiser for the Diversity Role Models Charity helping their essential work to prevent sexuality/gender based bulling in schools by educating all students about diversity.

 

Sponsored by Gaydar Girls and g3 magazine - ensuring a top class production whilst supporting a great cause you will be entertained by our gorgeous, sizzling stunt and dance troop ’GirlsRoc’ think Coyote Ugly empowerment, mixed with Pussy Cat Doll perfection, add fire to heat things up, then a splash of champagne for an extravagant edge – and voilá you have the GirlsRoc cocktail – an exceptional show of highly skilled acrobats and aerial performances will blow your mind.

 

For those looking for a more refined experience of the night and prefer a more sophisticated atmosphere whilst others party hard downstairs we have opened the Balcony bar for our MINT members, with ample seating and your own VIP bar overlooking the main dance area.

 

Showcasing the cream of the female DJ talent including Yvette Lindquist, MoniCa Dee, DJ Kacey, Miss Cupcake and special guest DJ from ‘Good Girls Gone Bad Dj Sipz C hitting the decks at the Centro club with its turbo-charged sound system, state of the art light and visuals – creating a more incredible clubbing experience, attitude free and a fun night out for everyone.

 

With all profits being donated to the Diversity Role Models, bring your girlfriends, mates, lovers and gay guys as we welcome you to a new LA inspired sensational clubbing experience.

 

Limited Early Bird tickets at just £5! Buy yours now from the link below before they sell out!

 

http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/2828/chk/a05b


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About the Charity.

Diversity Role Models work to prevent homophobic and gender based bullying in schools by educating all students about diversity. They use positive role models – gay, straight and transgender – to help LGB and T students feel confident and to ensure their classmates understand, accept and welcome the differences they notice in others.

http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/

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