Panel Discussion, Being Safe and Out in the Civil Service - PrideON

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Join us for a panel discussion on ‘What can we do in the Civil Service to make it safer for people to be out?’

We know that diverse teams perform better and people are happier and more productive if they can bring their whole selves to work, but not everyone feels its safe to be out at work. What can we do to change this? How can we create an environment where all our colleagues feel safe to be out or come out?

Hear experiences and suggestions from our expert D&I panel members, Sarah Maskell MBE (Home Office) and Jacqui Gavin (Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue), followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Pete Gracey (Office of Rail and Road).

We will provide a Sli.do link so participants can contribute questions openly or anonymously as they wish.

How do I join?

Please register your interest on Eventbrite through the above link and using your GOV.UK email. Our Zoom capacity is limited to 100 participants, so if you can no longer attend, please cancel your place.

Depending on how many people sign up, you may be required to register for Zoom access codes, so please keep an eye on your inbox in advance of the event.

Any other instructions and materials needed for the event, will also be distributed to the email you register with in advance.


If you have any issues or questions about the event, please email us

If you are unable to participate vocally, please let us know and we will make sure you can still join in safely.

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Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s Statement of Impartiality

We would like to make Civil Servants who choose to attend PrideON aware that there will be guest speakers for several events – including podcasts, panel discussions, roundtables, and Q&A’s. Please be mindful that these will include discussions of the speaker’s own experiences, ideas and opinions.

We have both internal and external guest speakers for PrideON. Internally, we will have LGBT speakers from different departments as well as representatives from LGBT Networks and the Government Equalities Office responsible for LGBT Policy. External speakers include LGBT activists, including representatives from LGBT charities and organisations. You may be aware of their interests and perspectives already as some are in the public eye.

We want to make it clear that the views discussed in these events are those of the guest speakers. Therefore, they are not the views of the Civil Service nor the Government. Likewise, these are not the views of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.