Pride in London seems at risk of turning its annual parade into a moving billboard for corporate sponsors, leaving LGBT+ communities in its wake
Ian Johnson, CEO of Out Now, is a global thought leader in the ongoing integration of LGBT issues in society. Ian has been named as one of the 'Top 10 Diversity Consultants' in the world by the Global Diversity List supported by The Economist. Established in 1992, Out Now in 2018 celebrates its 27th year of delivering leading-edge insights and business solutions to better understand and meet the needs of LGBT people right across the world. Out Now's corporate mantra is 'LGBT spells people' which recognises that what matters most to LGBT people is not marketing, research or PR, but actual understanding and solutions that help assist LGBT people to live better lives enjoying equal standing and respect - all over the world. With over 25 years working in more than a dozen countries, Ian is also one of the most experienced LGBT development leaders in the world. Out Now specializes in diversity research and business development – including the release of important findings from their ‘LGBT Diversity: Show Me The Business Case’ report - free download from http://OutNow.LGBT - drawn from the www.LGBT2030.com global research initiative that now samples LGBT people living in over 20 countries. Out Now's latest development project focuses on measuring and reporting on issues faced by LGBT allies and LGBT people at work. See http://How.LGBT for further details. The firm also has strong LGBT business development practice areas in travel, banking/finance, FMCG and insurance work.
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People who respect and support LGBT people are known as 'Allies'. These people help build bridges for LGBT people at work.
18/03/2016 19:55 GMT
We have received more than 100,000 responses in our global LGBT2030 research program from LGBT people and some say that even though they work at the highest-ranking employers, they still face daily problems, because they try to be openly LGBT at work.
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Anyone who has experienced it will know. Bullying is a horrible thing. It eats away at a person's confidence and inculcates them with a fear that can take hold and make them afraid to go about their daily life. That fear is what bullies thrive on.
10/07/2015 12:38 BST
Seven key LGBT markets are likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to the US economy during the next three years.
02/07/2015 17:14 BST
Caitlyn Jenner has done a great thing to advance awareness of trans people. Frank Maloney from the boxing world opened eyes with wonderfully honest discussions about becoming Kellie. But what if you don't happen to have a large paid staff or support crew around to help you live as an out transgender person?
11/06/2015 17:22 BST
Coming out at work can be difficult for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Even with growing levels of acceptance in some places, many still fear the repercussions of letting work colleagues know their real sexual orientation or gender identity...
16/04/2015 12:27 BST
A research study being released by Out Now at the end of the month shows which are the best places, out of more than twenty countries tested, to be openly LGBT at work - and the USA doesn't make the Top 5... Deciding whether to come out at work is not usually easy - and where you live can make a big difference.
16/01/2015 01:55 GMT
Work is something that is a fact of life for most of us. Just like being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is too. But when those two intersect it is not always simple - nor easy...
20/10/2014 16:25 BST
As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.
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No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.
05/08/2014 12:11 BST
'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...
25/06/2014 14:57 BST
When asked to what extent can the legal situation for local LGBT people affect where respondents decide to go to spend their vacation, 38% - that is almost four in every 10 US respondents - say that local laws affect their destination travel plans "to a great extent".
27/04/2014 16:40 BST
How many LGBT youth groups, suicide prevention lines, anti-bullying groups or gay health initiatives are in line to see their funding slashed because the 'official' count of LGBT people in the UK according to the ONS has now just been revised downwards - by more than 75%?
11/10/2013 16:14 BST