Lawyers from Norton Rose and RPC help launch LGBT network

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  • I think there are industries/sectors that are behind on diversity issues and in which it is more difficult for LGBT people to succeed. That there are groups such as this one looking to remedy that is great. At the same time, I feel strongly that such initiatives should not be about business development/getting new work for firms. That’s not what this is or should be about yet lots of similar initiatives always mention that angle, as if the equality/LGBT issues on their own may not be enough of a reason for people to attend/pitch in (which very hopefully is not the case).

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  • Hi Anonymous, you will therefore be pleased to note that the business case for Link is focused on attracting and retaining top talent. The new business/"pink pound" angle is not mentioned at all.

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  • I think it's amazing when firms come together to acknowledge and represent the LGBT community!
    These kind of groups help eliminate workplace derogatory terms from the everyday lexicon such as the pejorative term 'so gay' to describe something that is neither homosexual nor happy.
    Groups like the ones in this article help differentiate tolerance from acceptance in the workplace and in business. Tolerance is to put up with or the capacity to endure continued subjection to something, whereas Acceptance is to regard as proper, normal or inevitable. To recognize what is true.
    You can legislate tolerance, but you can’t legislate acceptance. That takes a societal shift.
    Congratulations to all firms who strive for equality. I am behind you all the way!

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