LGBT History Month is an annual celebration that provides education and insight into the issues that the LGBTQI+ community faces. LGBT History Month takes place every year in the UK in February. The primary aim of LGBT History Month is to teach young people about the history of the LGBT rights movement and to promote an inclusive modern society.

It's no secret that a diverse perspective drives innovation, creativity and fosters a belief among employees that they matter, which encourages them to bring their whole selves to work.

As an employer, you should be helping to educate and celebrate your organisation by recognising the contributions of your LGBT+ peers, learn more about LGBT+ history, celebrate diversity, and consider the ways that you can contribute to creating a more inclusive society. 

Most companies know the importance of nurturing a culture of inclusion and approaches concerning human rights within the workplace. These approaches include steps to address discrimination, differential treatment and harassment, as well as ways to encourage a healthy work environment.

It is through the culture and behaviours an employer promotes, one in which everyone has a role to play in valuing and promoting diversity and inclusion that is key.

Laura Todd, Director of Inclusion and Wellbeing at Randstad UK

At Randstad, we want to celebrate this month to promote LGBT+ history, the diversity of our people and to highlight some of the important considerations and identities within the LGBTQI+ community. The attached toolkit will help you equip yourself with the knowledge to play your part in creating a more inclusive culture where everyone feels able to bring their whole self to work.

Download a copy of our toolkit today

We've also created this checklist, based on our own diversity policy, to help you find out how diverse your team is. Can you check all the boxes? If you can’t this is just meant to guide your thinking as you work on diversity.