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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Lloyd's Together Pride and Allies Community logo

February marks LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK

This is an annual event organised by the UK LGBTQ+ charity, Schools OUT. It recognises the current struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community as well as events throughout history that have shaped society today, like the Stonewall Riots. 

At the end of last year our Executive Committee were given the opportunity to put themselves forward to sponsor one of our great communities here at Lloyd’s. 

Burkhard Keese, Lloyd’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer wanted to be part of the Lloyd’s Together Pride and Allies Community.

“I wanted to be part of the Pride and Allies Community as the insurance industry has had the reputation for being a stronghold of tradition and privilege, often at the expense of women, minorities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

I’m proud to say that Lloyd’s is not that place and we wholeheartedly foster inclusivity.

Insurance is a people business, and we must create an inclusive environment where everyone is comfortable to be themselves. The LGBTQ+ work has strategic importance and I hope that in my role as sponsor I can support, drive and promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and diversity“
Burkhard Keese - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Lloyd’s

Supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues

Trans and non-binary inclusion guide

We have developed our guidance on supporting trans and non-binary colleagues. It includes information on transitioning in the workplace, internal and external support available, an action plan checklist, glossary of LGBTQ+ key terms and much more.

Gender neutral toilets 

One Lime Street is equipped with gender neutral toilets, which can be found on Lower Ground (behind Reception) and Galleries 6, 9 & 10.

Current actions to promote an inclusive culture

See how else we are supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues.

Get involved

Join one of our networks.

Declan Rooney - ESG Analytics and Reporting Manager, Lloyd's

28 Feb 2023