Link is honoured to receive Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Link is honoured to receive Queens Award for Voluntary Service

This award is a testament to the years of hard work put in by every single person who has volunteered to support Link: from all those who have been committee members, to those who have supported our events. Whether you have given your valuable time to speak, or welcome and register attendees as they enter, we couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you!

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Lloyd's Celebrates International Family Equality Day

Lloyd's Celebrates International Family Equality Day

Friday 3rd May @09:30

To mark International Family Equality Day this May, Lloyd’s Pride and Allies network and the Families@Lloyd’s network are delighted to host a panel discussion exploring modern and diverse families. John Neal, Lloyd’s CEO, will open the session, with Annette Andrews, Chief People Officer, highlighting Lloyd’s revised policies. Click to find out more and register for this event.

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RPC Event: 15 years on, how much change has the GRA made?

Our friends at RPC are running an event on what will be the 15th anniversary of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), this event (supported by the Law Society) aims to provide an overview of the GRA, the impact it had, and what the future looks like.

Event date: 21 February 2019
Location: RPC, Temple Circus House, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6LW
Duration: 1h30
Event time: 17:30
Event type: Seminar

Provided by: RPC supported by The Law Society

Our speakers will draw upon their own personal experiences to discuss the issues that Trans+ people face in the UK in 2019.

Our panel of speakers include:

  • Bridget Garrood- Partner, Cartridges Law

  • Luke Williams- Solicitor / Lecturer at BPP

  • Emrys Moore- Trainee Solicitor, RPC

Drinks and nibbles will follow after the event, where the discussions can continue.

RPC Event: 20 years on, what impact did the Admiral Duncan bombing have on LGBT+ London life?

Our friends at RPC are running an event in London to mark 20 years since the Admiral Duncan bombing, this event (supported by the Law Society) will discuss how the bombing impacted upon life for LGBT+ residents of London and the long-term impact it made to the LGBT+ scene, particularly in Soho.

Event date: 15 February 2019
Location: RPC, 2 Saint Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1AA
Duration: 1h30
Event time: 17:30
Event type: Seminar

Provided by: RPC supported by The Law Society

Our panel of speakers will discuss hate crime against LGBT+ individuals more generally and the changes they've noticed in recent years.

Our panel of speakers include:

  • Chris Seel- Diversity & Inclusion Adviser (The Law Society)

  • PC Anton Brown- Hate Crime Liaison and LGBT Liaison Officer, The Metropolitan Police

  • Nick Antjoule- Head of Hate Crime Services, Galop

  • PC Herm Trepesch- Diversity Directorate and Police Sergeant, Surrey Police

  • Mark Healey- Founder, 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

Drinks and nibbles will follow after the event, where the discussions can continue.

Reflecting on my first year as co-founder and co-chair of AXA XL's LGBT+ network in London

Reflecting on my first year as co-founder and co-chair of AXA XL's LGBT+ network in London

One of our proudest achievements was creating rainbow lanyards and having these worn across the entire London office - this may seem small but it has had a profoundly positive impact, with it communicating the message "you are welcome here". We have also had colleagues share their personal stories to incredibly positive reception. 

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World Aids Day Breakfast Seminar

To recognise World AIDS Day Swiss Re and Willis Towers Watson will be hosting a Breakfast Seminar. 

When: Friday 30th November, 8:30 - 10:00

Where: Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP

With guests speakers from the NHS and Terrence Higgins Trust

Arrival and serving of breakfast will commence at 8:30am . 

To secure your place register via together_withprideUK@swissre.com

 

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Aon recognises National Coming Out Day

Aon recognises National Coming Out Day

On Friday 12th October, in recognition of National Coming Out Day, which is observed on October 11 each year, Aon Pride Alliance is inviting colleagues to join a lunch and learn via WebEx with Validium, Aon’s Employee Assistance Programme provider to understand the importance of being your authentic self and the support that the counsellors at Validium are able to provide to parents or colleagues of LGBT people, as well as to LGBT colleagues themselves.

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Swiss Re: Being Transgender in the Insurance Industry

Swiss Re: Being Transgender in the Insurance Industry

Swiss Re are really excited to announce that on 1 October Swiss Re 'Together with Pride' Network will hold its first video Townhall. Guest speaker Angela Matthes, CEO of Baloise Life Lichtenstein, in Zurich. Angela is not only an accomplished business professional who has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years; she is also a transgender woman. Read more to Register,

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What Pride means to Me

What Pride means to Me

Being visible, confident and content in yourself can give others the feeling of security that they need to take the next step and be open about themselves. I have experienced this personally when working for my first company, they had no LGBT+ network and nobody in my department or vicinity that was visibly LGBT+. I didn’t have the confidence to tell my colleagues as I was unsure about how it might affect the way people treated me. Eventually, I joined a different company where I had visible gay colleagues and it gave me confidence that if they could be out at work without out any issues so could I. After coming out to my colleagues my visibility within my team allowed a colleague who had worked for the company for almost 3 years to finally come out. Seeing the change in that person was remarkable, they transformed from being one of the most reserved team members to one of the most social.

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Summer Party is nearly here ... do you have your ticket?

We decided to make our ever-popular August networking, hosted by Kennedys Law, our Summer Party and use the opportunity to raise more funds for our favourite charity: London Friend.

When? Tuesday 7th August, 17:30 - 20:30

Where? Kennedys, 25 Fenchurch Avenue, London  EC3M 5AD

Tickets are only £15 and Kennedys will be providing refreshments and a buffet supper