My Pride Story

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My Pride Story: a client secondment helped me come out

With Pride celebrations cancelled this year due to COVID-19 I found myself asking – what does Pride mean to me and, what is my Pride story? When I first started in the legal industry it wasn’t as much a question of being “out in the office” that I struggled with as much as struggling being […]

My Pride Story: Do I still face prejudices? Of course.

Let me start by describing my “coming out experience”. It shouldn’t define one’s path but negative experiences shape how one deals with it going forward. Growing up, I never expected to come out. I wanted a family – I wanted to get married and have children, but that was unthinkable for gay men when I […]

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My Pride Story: Our job is to ensure coming out gets easier, for everyone

With the benefit of hindsight, coming out at work was surprisingly easy. But it followed a lengthy period of sleepless nights. For a long time I kept my private life completely separate from my career; it was one of those subjects that I never really got drawn into conversations about. I mangled sentences desperately looking […]

My Pride Story: Isolation and the LGBT+ community during Covid-19

Covid-19 is more than just a health pandemic, it has been a complete change of life that is affecting many communities across the globe. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in force in numerous countries, each community is experiencing the impact of these measures differently. The LGBT+ community will experience a variety of distinct challenges […]