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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.

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