We are proud to support the LGBT+ History Month which takes place annually in February. This year sees the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK in 1972. The overall aim of the month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This year’s theme is Politics In Art: ‘The Arc Is Long’.

We believe at Six Town Housing that everyone has the right to be treated equally, with respect and to feel safe and secure in their home and neighbourhood. We also believe that everyone should be able to meet their full potential, regardless of who they are. We are proud members of Inclusive Employers and the Good Employment Charter which means we are part of a group to develop diverse, equal and truly inclusive working conditions across Greater Manchester.

How do we support equality at workplace and for our customers? 

Here are just a few examples:

• We compile an annual diversity calendar and organise awareness raising events which encourage staff and customers to attend and empower them to develop their knowledge. 

• We highlight sources of support on equality, diversity and inclusion matters to all employees and customers

• We run mandatory training on equality, diversity and inclusion for all employees

For the full list and to read more about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework for 2021 – 2023, visit our website.

How you can support LGBT+ History Month?

  • With restrictions easing down, there are plenty of online and live events to take part and show your support. Visit the official LGBT+ History Month website  to buy your badges, read about the history of the event or donate to a good cause. 
  • Find out more about Bury LGBTQI+ Forum and follow their social media for the latest info.
  • LGBT Foundation is running several groups in Greater Manchester, see the full list on their website
  • A bit later this Spring, the Bury Pride is back this April, keep an eye out for their website for timetable closer to the time
  • Like and share our posts, or post your support on social media using these hashtags#LGBTHM22, #LGBTplusHM, #educateOUTprejudice
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