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There's still much to do on LGBT+ inclusion

February is LGBT History Month. It is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT+ culture, reflect on the history and look to the future

Long gone are the days of criminalisation (although most readers will remember the '80s), and there have been many notable landmarks for the LGBT+ community since, including same-sex marriage.

Last year I wrote an article asking whether workplaces are LGBT+ friendly. Since then we have had the Stonewall Top 100 Employers List of 2018. It was encouraging to see a wide variety of employers included from across a range of sectors. However, we also had the Law Society of Scotland’s Profile of the Profession report, which concluded that around a third of LBGT+ solicitors were not entirely comfortable coming out at work.

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March 14, 2019

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