June marks the month of Pride and throughout we will be changing our logo to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
A logo is a powerful symbol, and changing it is significant, however we want to ensure that the gesture is not an empty one. Through our CARE values and beliefs, which are embedded throughout the company, we proactively support the LGBTQ+ community and challenge discrimination and harassment where encountered.
Pride is the annual celebration of the influence that LGBTQ+ people have had around the world and whilst typically there would be mass events in celebration held throughout the UK, this year sees an alternative way of celebrating this in light of the current pandemic.
Standing up for LGBT+
For the last year staff across DHU Health Care have been able to sign up to wear the NHS Rainbow Badge. In doing so, hundreds have signed the pledge and taken on a responsibility to understand the challenges that LGBTQ+ people can face in relation to accessing healthcare and the degree of negative attitudes which are still found towards LGBT+ people.
The initiative originated at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and community services, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The simple objective is to make a positive difference by promoting a message of inclusion.
Throughout the month we will be bringing further communication of online virtual events celebrating Pride as we hear them to our staff, but if you are interested in what is happening across the globe a good starting place is www.globalpride2020.org/
For more information you can contact our Health, Wellbeing and & Diversity Coordinator Sonia Gale at email@example.com