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 …

The City is no place for prejudice

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InterComms Committee Member and Executive Chairman at Cicero Group, Iain Anderson blogs before Pride in London last weekend. This piece first appeared in CityAM. Nothing particularly unusual in that you might say. But this weekend I will be proud to stand with thousands of LGBTQ folks and some wonderful allies celebrating Pride in London. In fact, I will be standing …

Is Pride still relevant?

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Pride season is now upon us, and in Pride in London’s 45th year, our Chair, Ethan Spibey asks whether it’s still relevant… You may know that Pride in London started in 1972 and the context then was fundamentally different, one where discriminatory and downright homophobic practices were commonplace and equality wasn’t exactly on the agenda. The Pride marches then were …

A Chorus of Queer Voices

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The power to change anything lies with those who have the privilege, agency and resolve to take change on. Change is no small feat, and if we consider the implications of a shared history of subjugation and oppression on our ability to represent our own community, change seems nigh on impossible. Even typing that sentence makes me reel backwards. But …

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Last week trans people, activists, groups and allies were working together to raise awareness of the plights that affect the trans community. Reading the many negative newspaper articles and observing the imbalanced outputs from TV and radio over the week, it seems we all have a lot of work to do. We have seen sensational, divisive and inaccurate paper selling …