Pride month: How to celebrate working with pride authentically and stamp out discrimination
Corporate support for Pride is rising, but is it authentic or performative allyship? Many companies jump in on Pride month festivities. Whether it’s by sponsoring a float or hosting workshops, we are seeing more take an active role. However, not all go beyond performative allyship and tackle the real, painful workplace discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
myGwork’s latest research on the experiences of LGBTQ+ women and non-binary professionals revealed that 70% experience workplace discrimination. This is higher for those with intersectional experiences from marginalized communities and ethnic minority groups. The research highlighted that 70% had left an employer for failing to provide inclusive and equitable workplaces. These statistics echo the results of other surveys carried out by LGBTQ+ charities like Stonewall, which found that “almost one in five LGBT people (18 per cent) who were looking for work said they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity while trying to get a job in the last year.”