Pride Month 2024: An employer’s guide to becoming a better ally for LGBTQ+ staff

Learn how to support your LGBTQ+ staff during Pride Month and beyond

Pride Month is a time for celebration, acceptance, reflection, breaking down barriers, and challenging bias. But did you know that 1 in 8 people wouldn’t feel confident reporting homophobic or transphobic abuse to their employer?

Whether this is rooted in fear of discrimination or feeling like issues won’t be handled effectively, there’s clear evidence of a communication barrier.

So, to help employers break down these barriers, here are 4 ways you can improve communication with your staff and create an open and inclusive environment where all staff feel safe to raise their concerns.

1. Stay up to date with current LGBTQ+ issues
2. Support your staff through setbacks
3. Use LGBTQ+ inclusive language and gender-neutral phrases
4. Be respectful and have a zero-tolerance discrimination policy

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