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LGBTQ+ Network Group

The LGBTQ+ network group supports council employees who identify as LGBTQ+ or who are allies of LGBTQ+ people.

The aim of the group is:

  • to provide a networking mechanism for LGBTQ+ staff to get to know each other, meet and offer support when needed
  • to be part of the development of a more inclusive BCP Council
  • to ensure joined up working with the other BCP Council Colleague Network Groups around ensuring a greater focus on equality and diversity within BCP Council
  • to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and identify ‘quick wins’ and ‘slower burns’ to address these issues

The LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group meets via Teams every 6 weeks to progress the above aims.

Some recent examples of the work of the group have been involved with include:

  • the production of BCP Pride rainbow lanyards which have been distributed across the council
  • taking part in Bournemouth Pride in Summer 2021
  • LGBTQ+ staff sharing their stories as part of LGBTQ+ History Month in February 2022
  • encouraging Senior Managers and Leaders to wear the Pride Lanyards and for staff to add their preferred pronouns to their e-mail signatures.

LGBTQ+ History Month

This February, BCP Council staff have celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month. As part of this, council employee Steve Cox-O'Rourke from our LGBTQ+ network shared his story to raise awareness of the diversity and open, honest conversations taking place in our council. Read Steve's blog here.


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