ParliOUT, the Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, and questioning) people in Parliament, has been named as one of the UK’s ‘Awesome Networks’ by Inclusive Networks. This is the second accolade within five months that ParliOUT has been awarded.
Inclusive Networks is a hub for celebrating diversity and inclusion and has named 40 network groups of all types and from all sectors for its inaugural awards. The awards aim to celebrate the positive impact of network groups such as ParliOUT and also to thank those people who coordinate the networks, often in addition to their day jobs.
Jenny Radcliffe and Martin Smith, Co-Chairs of the ParliOUT Workplace Equality Network said:
“We are absolutely delighted that ParliOUT has been named as one of the inaugural Awesome Networks! The ParliOUT Committee are passionate about supporting LGBTIQ people and allies in Parliament, and we are working to make LGBTIQ role models more visible and accessible across the organisation. We also provide a welcoming social forum and informal support network. Thank you very much to anyone that nominated us.”
In October 2014 ParliOUT was also named as the Best Employee Network by Pink News.