Allyship

To be an LGBT+ ally is easy. All you must do is agree in equality and fair treatment, and passionately stand up for the rights of the LGBT+ community. If you already do this, then you are an ally, and if not now is the time to learn how to advocate for the LGBT+ community. Our roster of allyship speakers are all experts in creating awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ community, advocating for the abolishment of discrimination against the LGBT+ community. If you want to learn how to become an LGBT+ ally, book an allyship speaker today.

Book an allyship speaker for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, on the 17th of May, or for Ally Week, the last week of September.

Asif Sadiq

Remarkable diversity and inclusion expert, Chief Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion Officer at Warner Bros & Most Inspirational D&I Leader 2022

Ben Cohen

Founder of the StandUp Foundation & Member of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup Winning Team

Ben Hunte

BBC's First LGBT Correspondent & Global News Correspondent at Vice News

Charlotte Williams

D&I Manager of Impact Culture & LGBT+ Inclusion Consultant, & Former Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Board Member of Humanists UK

Gareth Thomas

Former Wales International Rugby Star, Named Most Influential Gay Person in the UK By The Independent

Gina Battye

Leading LGBT+ Consultant, Who Was Awarded Speaker of the Year

Inga Beale

First Female CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Named on the OUTstanding LGBT Power List

Jake & Hannah Graf

Britain’s First Transgender Parents Named the UK’s Most Influential LGBTQ Couple

Joanne Lockwood

Founder of SEE Change Happens & Contributor to Channel 4’s ‘The Making of Me’ Transgender Journey Documentary

John Amaechi OBE

Renowned Psychologist, Organisational Consultant, & High-Performance Executive Coach. Awarded OBE for his Service to Sport and Voluntary Sector

Juno Dawson

Role Model for Stonewall & Author of Best Seller: This Book is Gay

The LGBT+ community is calling upon all individuals from all walks of life to actively support the community as allies. Battling for equality and inclusion, the LGBT+ community needs allies to live fulfilled lives as everyone else does. There are many ways in which you can become an ally, such as booking one of our passionate allyship speakers who detail how they support the LGBT+ community.

With 92% of people feeling that allies have been valuable in their careers, it is vitally important for businesses to generate support and awareness for the LGBT+ community.

To become an ally you can:

  • Familiarise yourself with LGBT+ language
  • Learn more about the challenges that the LGBT community face
  • Educate yourself on the history of LGBT communities and activists
  • Get involved with LGBT+ events
  • Stand up for the rights of the LGBT+ community

Source: Stonewall