Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner joins Stonewall to launch Trans Equality Initiative

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has joined a diverse range of organisations as launch partner for Stonewall’s new programme to create better allies for trans people.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will be leading the way in delivering this innovative one-day programme in-house. In pledging their support, the firm is demonstrating their commitment to bringing positive change in workplaces and communities for all trans and non-binary people.

The trans allies programme will help non-trans people understand how they can tackle anti-trans discrimination and ‘come out’ in support of trans people everywhere as allies. They will receive a deeper understanding of the impact of transphobia, along with the tools and language to better include trans people at work and in their everyday lives. The programme is open to any individual from any industry in any role who is committed to trans equality.

John Lucy, BCLP HR Director and LGBT* Ally, said: “Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is proud to participate in the launch of the inaugural Stonewall Trans Allies programme. LGBT* inclusion is crucially important to us as a Firm – our policies and our working practices reflect an equality of opportunity and fair and good treatment for all our people, including those of any sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Having been recognised as a Top Trans Employer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2018, we strive to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for our Trans colleagues and clients and continue to educate our Trans allies, internally and externally, so as to act as champions for the Trans community.”

Sanjay Sood-Smith, Stonewall’s Director of Empowerment Programmes, said: “We’re proud to have the support of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to help launch our trans allies programme. Their commitment to moving forward in their journey to get trans inclusion right is a sign that a positive future is possible.”

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