Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond

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Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.

Clifford Chance has an aim to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within the Firm that gives our colleagues the choice to be open and out. It was this aim which led to us becoming the first Law firm to partner with National Student Pride in 2012/13, and subsequently becoming gold sponsors for 2013/14.

Involvement in National Student Pride has helped us demonstrate our support for the LGBT community, ensuring we reach students throughout their time at university. Not only were our lawyers, trainees and graduate recruitment team in attendance at National Student Pride, but we also brought along the newest (and some would say most popular) member of our team

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Video: Apple celebrates ‘unwavering commitment’ to equality and diversity

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Computer giant Apple has produced a video celebrating its ongoing commitment to equality and diversity.

The video features Apple staff marching in the San Francisco pride parade, including Tim Cook, the company’c CEO.


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UK: Charity praises Imperial College London for commitment to trans issues

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The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) has praised Imperial College London for the university’s work in combating discrimination and prejudice against the trans community, in its first endorsement of a British university.

GIRES is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in the trans community by generating supportive attitudes in society. It is working with Imperial to deliver trans-awareness training, which is open to all members of the College, and to provide best practice guidance.

Last week, current GIRES chair Celia Macleod and co-founder Terry Reed spoke at Imperial’s annual Diversity Lecture about transitioning, in a lecture entitled

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US: Church expels volunteer over gay commitment ceremony

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A Michigan church has expelled a gay volunteer, after he held a private commitment ceremony with his same-sex partner.

Bobby Glenn Brown, who was a cantor, lector and a member of the choir at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Marquette, was removed from all his positions after he held a ceremony with his partner of 31 years.

Brown said the church had always known about his sexuality, and it was not until the ceremony that he was shunned.

He said: “They told me if I wanted to worship that I could worship in the vestibule and listen, but that I would not be able to participate.

“The priest told me that because of my fake ceremony

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