Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans - finding out more about your rights and sources of support.

These are protected characteristics and the Equality Act 2010 sets out your rights in relation to this.  The websites below provide further information on your rights and support:

The Equality Act - your rights under the Equality Act 2010.

Stonewall - campaigns on LGBT rights and issues as well as providing support for LGBT individuals and the LGBT community.  

LGBT Foundation - this is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities.

LGBT Youth Scotland - provides support for LGBT young people in Scotland.

The Beaumont Society - the largest transgender support group in the UK.

 

Employers

When thinking of working for any employer it is a good idea to check out their website and find out more about them. Consider their values and how they align with yours, look at what they have to say about equality and diversity and find out if they have any positive initiatives. 

Proud Employers - all employers on this site are part of the stonewall Diversity Champions programme.

Target Jobs (LGBT Positive Employers) - provides information on employers who are particularly LGBT friendly and how to source them.

The Workplace Equality Index - produced by Stonewall this is an index of the 100 most LGBT-friendly organisations in the UK. Note that just because an employer is not on the list it doesn’t mean they are not LGBT friendly.

LGBT Careers Guide - careers guide produced by Stonewall.

SWAN - professional networking for LGBT people in every sector in Scotland.

 

Sector Specific

Inside Out - assists 1st and 2nd year lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans (LGBT) students, enrolled at UK Universities, develop an understanding of the investment banking sector.

DiversCity in Law - a City Law graduate recruitment initiative for LGBT candidates.