Category Archives: LGBT

EHRC Chair comments on rise in hate crime

EHRC Chair, David Isaac, commented in response to a new Home Office report, which shows a 41% increase in race or religious hate crime since the EU referendum. “These figures make it very clear that some people used the referendum result to justify their deplorable views and promote intolerance and hatred. We cannot allow this to continue and… Read More »

MSDUK Awards 2016

The MSDUK Awards 2016 were announced, by actress & author Meera Syal, on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Among the winners were Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Clifton Packaging, specialists in the manufacture of packaging, packaging machinery and contract packing in the food sector, who won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’… Read More »

Met Police discrimination complainants victimised

Ethnic minority, gay and female police officers and staff in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), who raise complaints of discrimination expect to be victimised and fear reprisals such as being denied promotion, a major investigation report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will say today (8th September 2016). The new report calls for changes to the law… Read More »

Prime Minister orders government race audit

Prime Minister Theresa May today (30th August 2016) ordered a government audit of public services to reveal racial disparities many people experience across Britain. The Prime Minister has ordered Whitehall departments to identify and publish information showing how outcomes differ for people of different backgrounds, in a range of areas including health, education and employment. Not only will… Read More »

Matthew Barzun at the Diversity Tech Summit

US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, spoke at the first Diversity Tech Summit organised by Wayra UK, Diversity UK and KPMG on Monday 13th June 2016 in London. Mr Barzun, a business executive who is known for his work with CNET Networks and for his volunteering work on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign spoke about the changing… Read More »

BBC launches ambitious new diversity strategy

The BBC has today (28th April 2016) launched its ambitious new strategy that will hardwire diversity and inclusion into everything the Corporation does, on- and off-air. The bold plans – themed around our audiences, our people and our partnerships – build on the significant progress already made, and set out how­­­­­­­ the Corporation will do even more to… Read More »

EHRC appoints new Chair and Commissioner

The Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has today (26th April 2016) confirmed her decision to appoint David Isaac as the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC works to ensure we live in a country that upholds people’s rights, values diversity and challenges intolerance. They seek to maintain and strengthen this… Read More »

NUS elects its first Black Muslim woman President

Malia Bouattia has today (20th April 2016) been elected as the new president of the National Union of Students (NUS) at the annual National Conference in Brighton. Bouattia is the first Black Muslim woman president of NUS. Bouattia is the current NUS Black Students’ Officer, and was elected over rival candidates Megan Dunn, the current president of NUS,… Read More »

Serious about Diversity? Then Focus on Inclusion

Inclusion is the only path to real diversity success. Diversity alone delivers nothing – in fact if left to its own devices it can cause havoc, impede performance and damage reputation. That’s because conflict among people who are different is the natural order of things. We are all naturally tribal and we tend to prefer those who we… Read More »