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3-for-1: A map, a Poetic Quest and LGBTQ+ Lived Experiences

For people to thrive diversity, equity and inclusion is critical. Yet finding time and resources to make a meaningful difference to organisational culture can be challenging. That’s why we’ve curated a set of online insights to fuel your inclusive practice. Each article in this series covers a key theme or issue in DE&I. Whether you have 5, 20 or 60 minutes to spare – we present these recommended resources to engage with and share.

If you have 5 minutes, try this:
Map showing where it is illegal to be gay

Map Shows Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay

This article filled with statistics and a map - by international LGBT+ organisation ILGA World - shows it remains illegal to be gay in 70 countries...surprised?

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If you have 20 minutes, try this:

Isaac Julien, in a short video from TateShots

Julien’s 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston showed a story which is rarely shown. MF associate Toby Sawyer told us: “I remember watching it as a 20 year old student in Newcastle and being blown away by its artistic beauty, dreamlike structure and sense of pride. As Isaac Julien states in the film above, the film was "a poetic quest for a language to express experiences which are part of the everyday experience of people like myself… The film was an artistic statement around black gay desire, and to transgress the way one was being viewed and seen.

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If you have 60 minutes, try this:
LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences article on a computer

LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences

In this article featuring voice and videos, McKinsey share what they’ve learned about the challenges LGBTQ+ employees face. It includes first-hand accounts and reflections from LGBTQ+ people about their work, lives and environments. Listening and learning about employees’ lived experiences is the first step business leaders must take if they want to create fairer workplaces.

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