Addleshaw Goddard marks LGBTQ+ history month with duo of webinars
Addleshaw Goddard’s Open AG network is marking LGBTQ+ History Month in February with two webinars for clients, colleagues and connections of the firm.
On 8 February, Richard Angell, campaigns director for the Terrence Higgins Trust, will discuss THT and the work they have done in the HIV journey in the UK including reflections on a year since Russell T Davies’ drama It’s A Sin captured the country’s attention.
The event will look at the national conversation that has taken place about HIV/AIDS and what is happening with it today.
Then, one week later on 15 February, Femi Otitoju, founder and managing director of Challenge Consultancy, will share her lived experience as a pioneer of inclusion, including working on the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard in the 1970s and ’80s, and about the changes that she has seen across LGTBQ+ inclusion over that time.
Addleshaw Goddard has led the way in diversity and inclusion within professional services, establishing Open AG as the firm’s UK-based LGBTQ+ network to provide support and assistance to all colleagues, as well as providing strategic advice to the firm on issues that may affect LGBTQ+ employees.
Ross McKenzie, the Aberdeen-based commercial partner at Addleshaw Goddard who is also one of the firm’s diversity and inclusion partners for Open AG, said: “I am proud that AG is again marking LGBTQ+ History Month with these fantastic events.
“It is important that we use this month to look at the past, but also use that experience to shine a light on what is currently happening within the LGBTQ+ community and look at what we can all do together to support people in being able to be themselves.”