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LGBT resources for firms

Sexual orientation is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. ICAEW has collated these resources to support organisations and member firms ensure they are compliant with the legislation and supporting their employees.

Profile: Dame Inga Beale

Economia 18-01-2018

Dame Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London CEO, talks to economia about pushing the market into the modern age, tackling diversity and dealing with Trump and tornadoes. Read this article from January 2018.

LGBT networks benefiting business

Economia 19-02-2015

LGBT networks across accountancy firms are nothing new. However, in recent years they have excelled in promoting diversity and difference to employees from all backgrounds. In this economia article from February 2015, LGBT network members and leaders explain how their groups are benefitting business.

LGBT networks in accountancy

Economia 28-01-2016

As the 2016 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) History Month started, economia looked at what accountancy firms in the UK are doing to support their LGBT community.



OUTstanding is a membership organisation for global businesses. It works with LGBT+ and ally leaders to drive cultural change, creating an environment where everyone can succeed. Working with 26% of the FTSE 100, it is a network that aims to drive positive change.



Founded in 1989, Stonewall aims to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. The organisation works to support individuals in making a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities.

Research by Stonewall


Access the latest research from Stonewall's into LGBT people's experiences of discrimination and public attitudes towards LGBT equality.

Stonewall mental health support


A list of organisations able to provide support for members of the LBGT community who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The list includes local organisations as well as those that operate across the UK.

Profile: Beth Brooke-Marciniak


When Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy for EY, announced at an LGBT event that she was gay, it made her the most senior out female executive in the world. In this economia article from March 2016, she talks about her drive to increase diversity, promote inclusivity and defeat hypocrisy – including her own.

Member profile: Dr Ashley Steel

Economia 01-03-2013

Named in the World Pride Power List, Dr Ashley Steel describes herself as a working class girl who’s always put her clients first. In this economia interview from 2013, she explains what drives her.