Paris is Burning

    by Tristan Davies, 16th September 2022

    “This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion.” (source: Wikipedia) Paris is Burning is a documentary […]


    by Tristan Davies, 15th September 2022

    Set in the 1980s, ‘Pose’ is a fictional portrayal of the New York queer Ballroom scene. It became a crucial for self-expression, celebration of a marginalised community-within-a-community, and a way to take care of each other. “Beginning in the late 20th century, Black and Latino drag queens began to organize their own pageants in opposition […]

    The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    by Tristan Davies, 14th September 2022

    Marsha P. Johnson (1945-1992) was an American gay activist and self-identified drag queen. The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson is a 2017 film documentary by David France. In it, France looks at the work and legacy of Johnson, as well as the circumstances around Johnson’s death, which the police initially declared was by suicide.   From […]

    Stonewall: ‘Being BAME and LGBT in the Workplace’ (2017)

    by Tristan Davies, 13th September 2022

    From the Stonewall Workplace Equality Conference 2017, this report focuses on the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and race, including experiences of racism within the LGBTQ+ community, privilege and allyship. We have chosen this resource as a source of education and self-reflection.

    Stonewall: ‘Martin’s Workplace Story’

    by Tristan Davies, 12th September 2022

    “Stonewall regularly publishes stories about LGBT workplace experiences. Here you can read about the lived experience of Martin, a first-generation East Asian immigrant who identifies as gay.” (source: Stonewall) Click to read other LGBT workplace stories by Stonewall.

    Disclosure (2020)

    by Tristan Davies, 31st January 2022

    “Examining Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact it’s left on both the transgender community and American culture.” (source: Netflix) This film follows an in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact of their stories on transgender lives and American culture. (required paid subscription)

    Lesbian Visibility Week – Capital Group video

    by Tristan Davies, 29th April 2020

    To mark Lesbian Visibility Week, member firm Capital Group have published a short film in which two employees, Julie Dickson and her colleague Constanze discuss their experience of being open about their sexual orientation at work.

    How diverse is investment management? – video

    by Tristan Davies, 26th January 2020

    Investment20/20 brought together a group of students and six Investment20/20 trainees to try to answer this question: how diverse is investment management?

    Attracting and retaining LGBT+ talent

    by Tristan Davies, 29th October 2019

    Across the employee lifecycle there are many things firms can do to attract LGBT+ talent and be more inclusive employers – from how a firm positions its D&I approach to potential talent, to the selection of that talent, to the experience of newly-hired LGBT+ individuals once they’re on board.

    Ways to mark Pride month

    by Tristan Davies, 25th September 2019

    A guide including various ways you can communicate internally and externally around Pride month.

    Allies Guide, Federated Hermes

    by Tristan Davies, 19th September 2019

    This guide aims to give an overview of the issues surrounding LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the workplace and tips on being an LGBT+ ally.

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