3 reasons why Abacus take part in Pride

3 reasons why Abacus take part in Pride

07 August 2019 by Justin Rush

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are vital in order for everyone to be able to perform to their full potential, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances.

Abacus are not only an Equal Opportunities Employer we also truly believe in creating a comfortable, open working environment where everyone feels included. We love to shout loud and proud about our diversity beliefs so as we joined in on the Belfast Pride celebrations for another year running, here’s our reflection on 3 reasons why… (and it’s not just for a party)!

  • Challenge Minds and Hearts: Pride gives us with an opportunity to challenge current LGBTQ+ rights and to stand together as we continue to raise awareness for equality, particularly in Northern Ireland (the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still not legal). This year’s Belfast Pride Festival theme was #RightsNow, as the event grows and continues to apply pressure to the Northern Ireland leaders.
  • Community: The LGBT+ community and allies are a fantastic of example of what it means to “come together as a community”. Belfast was BUZZING as businesses, communities and partnerships joined together to spread awareness and show their support to the LGBTQ+ community… and that makes us all very proud to be part of.
  • For Cara-Friend: Abacus Careers hosted a Proud Bake Off, a Pride Quiz, launched pride themed branding across social media throughout August, plus all employees also fashioned their most loud and proud colours for the event on the 2nd August! We raised a fantastic total of £376.10 in aid of Cara Friend. Cara-Friend has been serving the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland for over 40 years. They provide vital resources to help young people, and those supporting young people who are LGBTQ+ in Northern Ireland. Find out more: https://cara-friend.org.uk/
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