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LGBT Network Groups at IPO

iPride is the IPO’s LGBTQ+ Network group. iPride will stand for all those who have shared experience in the realms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Their mission statement is - If you believe in equality, fairness and inclusion, then you can’t pick and choose. iPride will stand for all those who have shared experience in the realms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. We will also be an ally to any of our colleagues who need support or encouragement.

Things we’re most proud of this year

  • Top 25 in the Stonewall top 100.
  • Represented the IPO at pride events in Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol.
  • Took an active role in LGBT inclusion within the civil service, locally, as part of LGBT CS Network Chairs South Wales; and nationally at LGBT CS Network Leaders Forum. Also took an active role across all sectors through the LGBT South Wales Network Chairs group. From an IP perspective, one of our chairs sits on the IP Out committee.
  • Provided speakers at events for Stonewall and Public Health Wales, which included giving advice on trans inclusion.
  • Organised a joint LGBT and Mental Health event with IP Out with talks from Jonny Benjamin, a prominent mental health campaigner and Jonathan’s Voice, a mental health charity.

Things we’ll concentrate on next year

  • A new plan for allies, to foster better engagement.
  • Top 10 on the Stonewall index!
  • Greater visibility within and outside the civil service, linking up with others to greater effect.
  • More focus on intersectionality, working with other networks and outside the IPO.
  • Providing speakers and panel members for LGBT+ events and conferences to share our experiences and learn from others.

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