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Celebrating and Educating on Why Pride is Important to Us All

8th July 2024

Celebrating and Educating on Why Pride is Important to Us All

Alison Marshall, Partner at our Dunfermline Office, discusses the importance of legal firms engaging with Pride, after a successful fundraising Pride Party at the end of June.

Our recent event to celebrate Pride brought together 30+ colleagues and friends for an evening of learning, support and fundraising.

The aim of the evening was to raise awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues within our firm, our field, and at home. In the lead-up to the event, we published a series of educational blogs which provided valuable insights and set the stage for the engaging and enlightening discussions.

After a presentation and some educational videos and slides, we broke into a quiz designed to highlight common misconceptions and gaps in knowledge regarding LGBTQ+ terminology and history, with a healthy dose of fun as well! It was great to hear everyone took something from the evening, serving as a reminder of the importance of continuous education in fostering an inclusive environment.

A key element of the evening was the fundraising component, as we successfully raised over £650 for LGBT Youth Scotland, the country’s national charity for LGBTQ+ young people, aged 13-25. The charity provides amazing youth work, an equality accreditation programme, and advocates for LGBTQ+ people at a government policy level.

For the staff that gathered across four of our offices, LGBTQ+ issues are not just important but personal. The legal profession has a critical role to play in advocating for equality and justice. As lawyers, we must be well-versed in these matters to effectively navigate the legal landscape and contribute to a fairer society.

Events like these also reinforce our dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, where every individual feels valued and respected.

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