Over the last decade, organisations in all sectors have made huge strides in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and creating an inclusive workplace.
Big British brands like Barclays have established programmes such as Barclays’ Spectrum, designed to support LGBT people within a huge corporation. And it turns out that the MI5 is good at more than training secret service. This year, it was named one of the top employers for LGBT equality.
The evidence is clear: companies that embrace LGBT policies outperform their competitors. Diversity helps draw top talent and foster innovation, and people perform significantly better when they can be themselves at work.
However, many LGBT people in the UK still choose not to disclose their sexuality at work. And many more Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) senior executives have not come out at…