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 SadiqRemarkable diversity and inclusion expert, Chief Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion Officer at Warner Bros & Most Inspirational D&I Leader 2022
Ben CohenFounder of the StandUp Foundation & Member of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup Winning Team
Gareth ThomasFormer Wales International Rugby Star, Named Most Influential Gay Person in the UK By The Independent
Inga BealeFirst Female CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Named on the OUTstanding LGBT Power List
Jake & Hannah GrafBritain’s First Transgender Parents Named the UK’s Most Influential LGBTQ Couple
Joanne LockwoodFounder of SEE Change Happens & Contributor to Channel 4’s ‘The Making of Me’ Transgender Journey Documentary
John Amaechi OBERenowned Psychologist, Organisational Consultant, & High-Performance Executive Coach. Awarded OBE for his Service to Sport and Voluntary Sector
Mark FosterSix Times World Championship Gold Medallist Swimmer, World Record Holder and LGBT+ Advocate
Nina GoswaniBBC’s first Celebrity Diversity Lead, Winner of the NCTJ Award for Excellence & Top 20 Global Diversity List Champion 2021
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