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  • Allies in Action: Naomi Diver

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Naomi works for the Environment Agency, and in this post, tells us about why she took part in Pride as an ally.

  • Allies in Action: Matt Baugh

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Matt is a Director at the Department for Exiting the European Union, and an LGBT+ ally.

  • Allies in Action: Ian Moore

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Ian works for HM Prison and Probation Service. Here, Ian shares his thoughts on being an LGBT+ ally.

  • Allies in Action: Sara Daunton

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Sara works for the Ministry of Defence. In this post, Sara shares some insights being an ally in the RAF.

  • Allies in Action: Paul Wilson

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Paul works for the Ministry of Defence. In this post, Paul shares his experiences as an LGBT+ ally.

  • Allies in Action: Joanne Osborne

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Joanne works for the Department of Work and Pensions. In this post, Joanne shares some of her work as an LGBT ally.

  • Allies in Action: Tom Read

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Tom works for the Ministry of Justice. In this post, he shares some of his work as an LGBT ally.

  • Allies in Action: Sam O’Neill

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Sam works for the Department of Work and Pensions. Here, Sam shares their thoughts on being an ally.

  • Allies in Action: Pamela Rowlands

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Pamela works for HM Courts and Tribunals Service. In this post, Pam shares some quick thoughts on her role as an ally.

  • Allies in Action: Nick Pett

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Nick works at the Ministry of Defence. In this blog post, he tells us why allies are important.

  • Allies in Action: Jacky Lawrence

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Jacky works in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. In this post, Jacky shares what being an ally means to them.

  • Allies in Action: Sam Forster

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Sam works in the Ministry of Justice. In this post, he talks about his role as an ally.

  • Allies in Action: Keri Murphy

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Keri works for the Department for Work and Pensions. In this post, we asked Keri shares what she's doing to be an ally.

  • Allies in Action: Isobel Lowe-Zinola

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Isobel works at the Department for Education. In this post, Isobel shares why being an ally is important to her.

  • Allies in Action: David Neale

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. David works in the Ministry of Defence. In this post, David shares why he thinks being an ally is important.

  • Allies in Action: Caroline Hendrix

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Caroline works for the Department for International Trade. In this post, we asked Caroline tells us what being an ally means to her.

  • It’s Civil Service Allies Week

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people.

  • Allies in Action: Raymond Jenner

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Raymond works for the Ministry of Defence. In this post, we asked Raymond to share some thoughts on why allies are important.

  • Allies in Action: Phil Blunden

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Phil works for the Ministry of Defence. Here's Phil's thoughts on why allies are important.

  • Allies in Action: Karen Notaro

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Karen works for the Ministry of Justice. Here's why being an ally is important to Karen.

  • Allies in Action: Elaine Radburn

    This week, we’re celebrating the allies making the Civil Service a great place to work for LGBT+ people. Elaine works for the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. Here's what Elaine is doing do be a brilliant ally.

  • Our Workplace Equality Index project. What’s next?

    We’ve set up a team to help departments and networks improve their policies and do better in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. In this blog post, our project team shares a little about what’s coming next.

  • What happened at “OneTeamGov LGBT*”

    Roisin Murray, one of our volunteers based in Manchester, went to the OneTeamGov LGBT* event this month. In this post, Roisin shares her thoughts from the day.

  • We're creating a “Civil Service Allies Week”

    Allies are important to making workplaces inclusive, so we're creating a week to celebrate our allies and to encourage others to help.

  • Watch: In Conversation with PRISM

    The Welsh Government’s LGBTI+ network, PRISM, have created a short film as part of the Iris Prize.

  • National Coming Out Day: Jack's story

    We asked some of our volunteers to share their coming out story for National Coming Out Day. This is Jack's story.

  • LGBT+ civil servants near you

    We're putting together a team of volunteers to organise things your local area.

  • Getting the team together

    We've been setting up some teams to work on some new things. Here's an update on how it's going.

  • Join us at BiSpace

    A new initiative led by bi+ civil servants, for bi+ civil servants.

  • We're looking for volunteers (Updated)

    Can you help us to make things better for LGBT+ civil servants? Here are the volunteering opportunities we currently have available.

  • Guest post: Why Pride Matters

    On the eve of the Pride in London parade, Sue Owen, Civil Service LGBT+ Diversity Champion, explains why Pride matters to her.

  • You are not alone: the power of staff networks

    Rachel Poole works for the Department for Work and Pensions as a communications officer. In this post, Rachel talks about volunteering at Civil Service Live and why its important to promote staff networks.

  • What happened at the “Gender diversity matters” event

    Shelley Hardman works at the Department for Work and Pensions. She organised an event for civil servants highlighting the experiences of transgender and intersex people in her local area. Here's what happened.

  • A message from the new Chair and Vice-Chair

    Kate Scott-Hughes and John Peart are the new Chair and Vice-Chair of CSRA. This post introduces them, their priorities, and what's coming next.

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  • Why the Civil Service took part in Pride 2017

    The Civil Service has taken part in several Pride events across the UK again this year. Here's what we've been up to so far, and why we take part.

  • Count us, or we may not count

    Dr Justin Varney is a member of Public Health England Rainbow Alliance and Public Health England’s National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing. In this blog, he writes about the new PHE report modelling the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual populations in England.

  • How PHE keeps its LGBT network in good shape

    Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England and Public Health England Rainbow Alliance Executive Member, looks back on PHE's LGBT journey since it was formed in 2013.

  • Watch CSRA Talks Trans

    Earlier this month, we held CSRA Talks Trans, part of a new guest speaker series exploring issues affecting LGBT civil servants. We recorded it so you can watch it back.

  • Watch CSRA Talks Bisexuality

    Earlier this month, we launched CSRA Talks, a new guest speaker series exploring issues affecting LGBT civil servants. We broadcast the entire event online; now you can watch it back.

  • Why I declare my diversity

    Emily Miles, Director of Group Strategy at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, shares her reasons for declaring her diversity characteristics on departmental HR systems. This blog is republished from the Defra intranet following Emily's interview with us for our new guest speaker series, CSRA Talks.

  • I've never felt like I had to hide who I am

    We've asked civil servants to blog about why it's important to #beyourself this Pride. Aaron Booth is part of the Civil Service Fast Stream. He writes about his positive experiences of moving departments and feeling comfortable coming out at work.

  • The Home Office gave me my life back

    We've asked civil servants to blog about why it's important to #beyourself this Pride. Warren Hallett works for the Home Office. He writes about his experiences of seeking asylum in the UK, and how the Home Office gave him his life back.

  • Everyone works better when they can be themselves

    We've asked civil servants to blog about why it's important to #beyourself this Pride. Ben Reardon works in the Payments team for Natural Resources Wales. He writes about why its important for civil servants to be themselves at work.

  • Our community is very sociable, relaxed, friendly, and fun

    We've asked civil servants to blog about why it's important to #beyourself this Pride. Kylie Mulholland is a Product Manager at the Ministry of Justice. She writes about how LGBT civil servants working in digital and technology are starting to come together as a community.

  • Pride is a great way to celebrate

    We've asked civil servants to blog about why it's important to #beyourself this Pride. Lucy Swannell is a Partnerships Officer at Natural Resources Wales. She writes about why, as an ally, Pride is important to her.

  • My team have made me feel extremely comfortable

    This month is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Nathaniel works for the Ministry of Justice. He's written about what the day means to him.

  • Let's make History Month a catalyst for change in the Civil Service

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants and Civil Service diversity networks. CSRA Chair and Department for Transport civil servant, Oliver Entwistle, writes about his own experience as a gay man of faith, as LGBT History Month draws to a close.

  • The essence of staff networks will always be the people

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants and Civil Service diversity networks. Julie Pope works at HM Revenue and Customs. She writes about the important of networks and visible LGBT people in the workplace.

  • I couldn't be more comfortable being out where I work

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants. John Peart works at the Government Digital Service - part of the Cabinet Office. He writes about how important it is to be able to bring your whole self to work.

  • We wanted to ensure LGBT colleagues are supported and encouraged

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants and Civil Service diversity networks. Gavin Thomas works for Ofsted. He writes about about why setting up an Ambassadors network was important to him at Ofsted.

  • Workplace equality is the responsibility of all civil servants

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants. Brais Louro is a strategy advisor at Public Health England. He writes about why culture change is tricky, and how every civil servant must become an ally to make it happen.

  • Civil servants have been at the forefront of equality work

    As part of LGBT History Month, we’re highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants. Stephen Foreshew-Cain is the Executive Director of the Government Digital Service - part of the Cabinet Office. He writes about how the Civil Service has a lot to be proud of on LGBT diversity.

  • I will continue to champion difference

    As part of LGBT History Month, we're highlighting the stories of LGB* civil servants. Charlotte works at the Ministry of Justice. She writes about why it's important to her to champion difference in the workplace.

  • Civil Service Rainbow Alliance wins diversity award

    The “Championing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People Award” recognises an individual or team for making a real difference by improving the work experience and engagement levels of LGB&T colleagues.

  • Pride 2015 comes to a close

    Pride season comes to a close for 2015; here's a look back at CSRA's participation across the UK.

  • CSRA marches at Pride London 2015

    The Civil Service Rainbow Alliance marched at Pride in London once again this year.

  • Use of the Emmanuel Centre

    A statement on use of venues that host and organise homophobic events by the Civil Service.

  • CSRA publishes Role Models guide

    CSRA has publish the first ever Civil Service role model guide for LGBT staff.