It is so great to see The Lawyer supporting the LGBT community following the horrendous tragedy in Orlando.
This article helps remind us the value of being ourselves. It should also remind business leaders that they have a responsibility to encourage diversity, from Graduate level all the way through to Partner.
The fight for equality is far from over, and everyone who can step up, should. Don't let anybody silence your voice.
So be yourself and be proud!
In addition evidence suggests that, if you feel you are able to ‘come out’ at work (should you choose to), your productivity increases – people perform better when they can be themselves. The statistic is that, if you need to ‘hide’, your productivity can decrease by 30 per cent and you are 76 per cent more likely to leave your place of work within three years.