18 July 2017
St Mungo’s has been nominated for the PinkNews Third Sector Equality Award.
Pink News has launched three new awards aimed at rewarding organisations which put a special effort into improving LGBT+ equality and the Third Sector Equality Award celebrates the efforts that organisations have undertaken to improve LGBT+ equality over the past year.
Amy White, St Mungo’s Head of Client Involvement, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for this award. Equality and diversity are central to St Mungo’s values and we work hard to ensure that LGBT awareness and inclusion are very much part of how we support our clients and staff.
“Our LGBTQ+ staff network are exceptionally committed and active. Alongside their day jobs they have taken time to raise awareness, improve practice with our clients and run events to mark key dates in the LGBTQ+ calendar.
“In 2017 we will continue building on the progress we’ve made and working to ensure everyone, no matter their sexuality or gender identity, feel valued and included at work.”
The St Mungo’s LGBTQ+ Network inputs into diversity training, internal policy reviews and supports staff and clients; raises awareness of LGBT equality through LGBT History Month, nationwide Pride events and influences organisational development and service provision.
The annual Pink News Awards evening recognises the contributions of politicians, campaigners, charities, businesses, public sector employers, broadcasters and journalists towards achieving LGBT+ equality at home and overseas.
The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18 October in London, with nominations for the Third Sector Equality Award, Public Sector Equality Award and Business Equality Award.
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