Like many others, LGBT+ History Month has been an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come in the last few decades and even the last ten years in how society treats the LGBT+ community. However, the report published this month by CIPD, Inclusion at Work Perspectives on LGBT+ working livesdemonstrates that we still have a way to go with workplaces.

I am very happy to say that I have never felt discriminated against or held back by the fact that I am gay. I am also proud of the fact that Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has an LGBT+ group (now in its second year) and that we had the opportunity to march at Birmingham Pride in 2019. 

However, everybody's experience is different and this report is an opportunity for all employers to consider their approach to LGBT+ colleagues.  That is just what we will be doing at ACS through our LGBT+ group and ED&I committee.