Nobody cares what you say, they care why you say it.

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Ethan Spibey, Founder of InterComms LGBT+ Network writes on the corporate use of the rainbow flag in Pride season. It’s Pride season, and inevitably, rainbow flags are being plastered as far as the eye can see and seemingly inanimate objects get a colour splash as corporates try to appeal to an ever increasing market. No one could deny that increased …

Is social media anti-social for the queer community?

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Social Media. The platform helps us talk, watch, read vent and connect. And it turns that more queer people are on social than the rest of the population. But it’s also where bullying, hating harassment and bigotry thrives. Our speakers for this event include: Liam Hackett – Founder and CEO, Ditch the Label Nicola Stephen – Designer and Activist Pierre …

InterComms 2020 Charter: LGBT+ in the workplace

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Ethan Spibey, Chair of InterComms writes on the future of InterComms over the next two years. It?s that time of year when most people are busy organising festive drinks or last minute shopping but the InterComms team is setting out an ambitious programme of work which will lead to the introduction of a pioneering Industry Charter and the evolution of …

The LGBT+ Community & Black History Month

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Rhammel O’Dwyer-Afflick, Deputy Director of Communications for Pride in London writes on intersectionality and racism within the LGBT+ community. Throughout Black History Month month I?ve tossed between feeling lots of anger and feeling so proud of the black LGBT+ people who are finally getting recognition. It would be nice if during Black History Month black people in the UK could …

Coming out?and going back in

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Jordan Crossfield, Student Relationship Manager at Regent’s University London, writes on coming out and going back into the closet at university. We all know how traumatic coming out can be; yes, people experience support and rejection on a varying scale but even those with the most loving support network at home experience the same trauma and the same fear of …

Know the Limits of Your Own Resilience

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InterComms Head of Membership Engagement, Ben O’Callaghan, writes on juggling mental health with the comms industry. We?re all guilty of it in our personal lives; struggling to cope and not speaking up when our mental health suffers as a result. But in the communications industry, this is all too often the reality in our working lives too. As trust in …