How we’ve been celebrating LGBT History Month.

Doing the right thing posted on 27 Feb

We’ve been observing LGBT History Month, and we’ve had a fantastic celebration of inclusivity across the business.

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LGBT History Month is drawing to an end and we're looking back at what an amazing month it's been. We’ve been to a number of sites with our roadshow, had a UK-wide bake off, a chat with West Lothian MP Hannah Bardell about truly being ourselves at work, and shared our amazing LGBT+ role models each day this month.

A unique roadshow

All month long, our LGBT+ network is hosting a unique roadshow across 18 sites. At each site, our network are running a special stall with interactive games, activities, and providing information about both LGBT+ history and the LGBT+@Sky network.

Our teams have been baking

The Sky Help and Solutions Development teams across the UK have taken part in a bake off to celebrate LGBT History Month and our fantastic Stonewall WEI result. Teams across Leeds, Sheffield, Dunfermline, Livingston and Uddingston got their baking on for an amazing cause.

Hannah Bardell MP joined us for a chat

On Friday 23rd February we were joined by West Lothian MP Hannah Bardell (one of 32 LGBT MPs in the House of Commons) for an exclusive conversation on her journey to truly being herself at work, which was followed by a short Q&A. 

Forbidden Games – The Justin Fashanu Story

We’re holding a special screening at our onsite cinema in Osterley on Tuesday 27th February of Forbidden Games – The Justin Fashanu Story, a powerful and tragic documentary chronicling the first and only openly gay professional football player to come out while still playing.

We’re also extremely proud to have the filmmakers at a Q&A session, hosted by Sky News’ Stephen Dixon after the film.

We’ve been sharing some incredible LGBT role models

Each day this month we’ve been sharing our LGBT+ Role Models. And we’ve already had some incredible, inspiring, heart-warming, hilarious and thought-provoking role models from Nima Baniamer, Jon Holmes, Laura Bekker, Derek Davies, Sarah Halhead-Baker, Paul Toomey, Jordan McGhee, Sean Reid, Jordan Dennis, Sarah Farren, Jo Woodhead, Daniel O’Brien, Rachel Eden, Michael Ali, Holly Campbell, Nathan Horner, Andrew Jones and Anthony Longden-Kirk.