Highest Performing Public Sector Employer

Adam DB, our chair attended Stonewall’s Midlands Workplace Equality Awards in Birmingham on 31st May. Attendees were given the opportunity to network and share best practice on how best to support their LGBT+ staff and customers. They were also the first to hear who has gone above and beyond for LGBT+ equality and crowned best of the best within the Midlands area. We’re delighted to announce … Continue reading Highest Performing Public Sector Employer

IDAHODay and Pride

This evening I attended Birmingham Pride health and safety briefing. It’s Pride’s 21st birthday this year, and it’s going to be the biggest carnival parade yet. A massive 130 registered groups and 40 vehicles are taking part. When the front of the parade reaches the festival, the rear will just be leaving Victoria Square. I’ll be representing the Proud To Be Me network, and Wolverhampton … Continue reading IDAHODay and Pride

Jo’s a winner at the Diversity In Housing Awards

We’re thrilled that Jo Eckersley, PTBM member and Business Efficiency Officer, was awarded the Straight Ally Award at the 24Housing Diversity in Housing Awards. Though she identifies as heterosexual, this hasn’t stop her from championing causes for the LGBT+ community. She’s an active member of PTBM and will often take work home with her or come in on non-working days to attend meetings. She has … Continue reading Jo’s a winner at the Diversity In Housing Awards

Stonewall Workplace Conference 2018

This post is by our Ben Howley, PTBM member and current Chair of the LGBT+ Alliance. “On the 27th April 2018, my colleague Jo and I had the privilege and honour of being asked to present at the Stonewall Workplace Conference 2018 on the subject of community engagement. When we arrived at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, we were immediately overwhelmed by … Continue reading Stonewall Workplace Conference 2018

Diversity in Housing Awards

We’re over the moon to be shortlisted for the LGBT-based awards in the Diversity in Housing Awards! We’ll find out if we’ve won in May but here’s a summary of the awards we’re shortlisted for. Straight Ally award Jo Eckersley is shortlisted for the Straight Ally award. Although Jo  is undoubtedly deserving of this award, she may contest being referred to as a “straight” ally. After all, … Continue reading Diversity in Housing Awards