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Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to the role in London Fire Brigade’s 151 year history. Commissioner Cotton, who was previously the Brigade’s Director of Safety and Assurance, took over from Ron Dobson who left the Brigade at the end of 2016 […]

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Working for London ambulance service: One of the best decisions of my life

Ben Evans tells us why working for London Ambulance Service was the turning point in his life. Working for the ambulance service in London, you get exposed to a wide range of people from all different walks of life, so it only makes sense to have an ambulance service as diverse as the public they […]

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MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. Over 415 companies entered the index and MI5 head the top 100 list. Of the top 100, 15 are local Governments, 13 are in the education sector and another 13 are […]

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Want to make a difference in your community?

Why not become a Special Constable Bedfordshire Police has ambitions to double the size of its Special Constabulary by spring 2017, so we are looking for special and unique people to join our team of volunteers. Working alongside full-time police officers and Police Community Support Officers on the front line, you will be given full […]

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FTSE 100 annual reports reveal lack of commitment to LGBT diversity

: A literature review  of all of the FTSE 100’s 2014 Annual Reports reveals that the UK’s largest listed companies are failing to effectively communicate their engagement with the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, most comprehensively overlooking transgender staff. While 99% of the annual reports refer to diversity as a whole, […]

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Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a vital responsibility as the first point of contact for emergency and non-emergency calls. Using various IT and Communication systems you will also co-ordinate the initial response to and on-going management of incidents via the police […]

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Community – The union for Life

Community is a modern and progressive trade union. We are an aspirational organisation and our resources are dedicated to making our members’ lives and their communities better. With our roots in the UK’s industrial towns – from the carpet industry in Kidderminster to the leather producers of Scotland to the steel belt of South Wales […]

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UNISON elects openly gay president

One of the UK’s biggest trade unions has elected an openly gay woman and former army officer as its new president. Maureen Le Marinel is currently a Lancashire Police employee and has a long commitment to the trade union movement. She first joined a trade union after she was discharged from the British Army in […]

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Double recognition for Metropolitan in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

Metropolitan is pleased to announce it has again made it onto Stonewall’s 2013 list of the UK’s most gay-friendly employers. It’s a double celebration this year as Metropolitan’s Lesbian Gay and Bisexual staff group, Metro, has also been recognised as a ‘Star Performer Network’. Metropolitan’s commitment to equality and diversity and ability to meet Stonewall’s […]

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Sexual Healing Should Be Banned At Office Christmas Parties!

Marvin Gaye’s 80’s hit Sexual Healing has been voted the song most likely to get office party goers in trouble this Christmas. Over 1000 members of the UK’s leading married dating site IllicitEncounters.com responded to the question which 80’s love song would get you in trouble if played at your office Christmas Party? The poll […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history […]

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to […]

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the […]

School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement […]

George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, […]

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. […]