In 2016 only 8% of corporate nominations came from lesbian or bisexual women. Due to the number being low a survey was undertaken to understand this demographic better, and in October 2016 LBQ Women was created.
It is an initiative that is designed to give more visibility to lesbian and bisexual women in the workplace, to provide role models and show that women can be out and successful.
In 2017 35% of corporate nominations came from lesbian and bisexual women, which is great news!
Find out more about LBQ Women.
My Future Family
The My Future Family show initially launched as the Alternative Parenting Show in 2007. For 10 years they have been campaigning for LGBT parenting rights, providing information to help LGBT to start their family, and to share knowledge and information. As part of this, they also run Alternative Family Week in mid-September.
We have been focussing on linking up employers with diverse candidates including LGBT+ young people for several years. For many LGBT+ people, working for a company that supports LGBT people is important, however for employers finding these people can be difficult so we are delighted to be able to help in this area.
The British LGBT Awards recognises the particular challenges that ethnic minorities within the LGBT+ community face. After the lack of nominations for the awards, a round table was hosted to discuss the solutions.
In addition to campaigns, we also support a variety of LGBT charities and are proud to have donated over £105,000 to date. SPM Group have raised in over £400,000 in total for LGBT chairties.
We have raised over £105,000 to date for LGBT charities through the British LGBT Awards including: Diversity Role Models, Albert Kennedy Trust and also the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
This year the British LGBT Awards Charity, Kick it Out, received £2,000 and we all proceeds from the after party went to Galop.