Throughout the whole of June, people across the world celebrate the LGBT community. Known as Pride Month, many different events take place across the globe to celebrate the impact and influence that LGBT people have made and continue to make. June is pride month, encompassing Gay Pride and LGBT and celebrates all sexual diversity and promotes their equal rights and raises awareness about issues the community faces.
Why June is Pride Month 2018?
June is pride month because it commemorates the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969. In 1969 a raid took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York, which was a place visited by the LGBT community. As a result, the LGBT community held a number of riots to establish places that the LGBT community could go and be open about their sexuality without fear of arrest. Since the riots, many gay rights organisations are active to help bring equality for the LGBT community.
To being with, the awareness took place as an LGBT Pride march, However, since then the event has expanded to incorporate the whole of June to bring as much awareness and highlight as many issues as possible to remove the stigma and bring true equality.
June is Pride Month: How you can help
More and more organisations are looking at ways that they can put an end to discrimination and highlight equality. One of the best ways to raise awareness during Pride Month is through training. At VideoTile, we offer an Equality, Diversity and Discrimination course that can help to highlight issues and increase understanding. Organisations have a duty to protect equality and diversity. Help your clients by providing Equality, Diversity and Discrimination training with VideoTile’s online course.
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If you would like to offer Equality, Diversity and Discrimination training to your client, contact VideoTile at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can provide a free trial of our course and then fully brand the training to suit your business requirements.
Recognising LGBT History Month
February is the official LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom. While the organisation behind the awareness campaign works tirelessly all year, it is February when they truly set out their agenda and show the UK and the rest of the world the importance of embracing equality and diversity. Every workplace needs to recognise the importance of accepting people from diverse backgrounds, to comply with discrimination law but also because it simply how the world works. No two people are the same and being accepting of those of different backgrounds, sexual orientation and experience is essential for a happy and healthy workforce. It probably seems like a non-issue in many workplaces but if discrimination does rear its ugly head, you need to be prepared.
Online Equality and Diversity
Our Online Equality and Diversity course is an engaging and informative video with many questions and interactive moments. Employees have to pass each section to get onto the next. This gives them time to think about every aspect of equality and diversity.
The course provides a practical way of ensuring all employees are fully versed in the legal requirements regarding diversity and equality. Beyond this it seeks to ensure a more open view of what can be a contentious area.
Our course has received a wide range of approvals including those from ROSPA, Gatehouse Awards and The CPD Certification Service. The course includes ten easy-to-digest modules for convenience and because it makes the learning process more manageable. Furthermore, it covers all the essential information employees need to know regarding equality and diversity in the workplace. As a result it ensures they meet their responsibilities fully.
Celebrating Diversity with LGBT History Month
LGBT History month may be at an end now. However, this doesn’t change the need for awareness and acceptance of others of all backgrounds. People identifying as LGBT may include colleagues, managers and employees. The more open and aware your workplace is, the better it will be for all.
Get in touch today to discuss our Online Equality and Diversity Course and to explore other solutions for your business.