As we approach Pride Month, it is a perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the ongoing commitment to foster a workplace that truly values diversity and inclusivity throughout the year.

Various organizations, including ArchitectureLGBT+ and Open Plan Scotland are working to raise awareness about the intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ experience in the architectural field. Their efforts involve organizing events such as roundtable discussions and life drawing classes. The primary focus is on establishing safe spaces, taking tangible steps to amplify queer voices within the industry, and fostering a supportive community while encouraging intergenerational discussions among LGBTQIA+ professionals.

The Architecture and Construction industry is making strides to address the challenges faced by LGBT+ individuals. According to the 2017 AJ annual LGBT+ survey, there is a growing awareness of the need for more support and recognition of gender and sexual minority employees within the profession. While there are still obstacles to overcome, the industry is moving towards creating a more inclusive and supportive work environment. By acknowledging these issues and working towards greater visibility and support, the industry is taking important steps to ensure that all employees can bring their full selves to work each day.

Happy Pride Month!

 

Walk in the Pride March!

Glasgow’s Pride March is back on the 20th of July 2024

Pride Edinburgh 2024 will take place on 22nd June 2024

The Manchester Pride Festival 2024 takes place from 23th – 26th August

The annual parade and celebration in London will take place on 29th June 2024

 

 For more information on Open Plan Scotland, you can find their website via the link below:

Open Plan Scotland

For more information on ArchitectureLGBT+ and events, find their website via the link below:

ArchitectureLGBT+

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