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My Pride Story: My bully was gay and resented me being out

When I was growing up, I didn’t know a single gay person (no-one was out either at school or at college) and the only famous out gay person I can recall from the time was Julian Clary.  He was so different to everything I knew about myself that I couldn’t possibly identify with him.  I […]

The Hot 100 career quiz: Squire Patton Boggs’ Paul Mann

Name: Paul Mann Organisation: Squire Patton Boggs Based: Leeds Role: European head of private equity Trained at: Hammonds Year qualified: 2005 Read his Hot 100 profile here What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? We had a rotational training contract which allowed me to spend time in each of our London, Birmingham and […]

My Pride Story: Allyship Opens Doors

A deep breath. My pulse quickens. I still vividly recall coming out to my first supervisor as a trainee at my previous firm. Although I was already out to my intake, somehow having the conversation with a senior felt much more difficult, more risky. It’s a conversation which, of course, many LGBTQ+ individuals find themselves […]