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We are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Pride Month is an opportunity for us to raise awareness around sexual diversity, to improve the attitudes of society, and to encourage inclusiveness.

June is the month chosen to celebrate Pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots in 1969 – the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and beyond.

Pride month is a time for us to celebrate LGBTQ+ inclusion at work. We have made a video about why LGBTQ+ inclusion and Pride Month is important to us and our ambitions to create a safe and inclusive workforce. The video and other content will be promoted during the month and will be shared more widely as well – including across our social media channels.

But Pride Month is not just about the Pride Month flags, the LGBTQ+ Pride Month facts, or Pride Month resources, because LGBTQ+ inclusion takes place 365 days of the year. At Citizen, we are committed to equity and diversity. We want all our customers, staff, and board members to have equal chances to learn, work and live free from discrimination, harassment, and prejudice.

We want everyone to be themselves and we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable bringing their full selves to work.

Jerome Williams Equality and Inclusion Manager said, “LGBTQ+ Pride is all about people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far gay rights have come, even if in some places there is still work to be done.”

“Our new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy (due for publication later this year) will set our EDI direction for the next three years and will commit us to actions that will ensure we have a workforce that is representative of the communities we operate in, achieve equity in our workplace and our communities, celebrate difference and promote belonging. As part of the development of that strategy we will be asking our customers to contribute to ensure that its inclusive of your needs. We will keep you updated on progress and how you can share your views with us in the coming months.

“We want everyone to be themselves and we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable bringing their full selves to work.”

Watch our video below.

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