Nick Crofts, President of our National Members’ Council, was recently shortlisted in the British LGBT Awards 2017 as a Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational Leader. The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities. Alex Wainwright, a member of our Respect LGBT+ Network explains what this means to LGBT colleagues […]

As we continue our LGBT History Month celebrations I caught up with Co-op Digital’s Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Foreshew-Cain, on coming out, being openly LGBT+ at work, and equal marriage. Tell us your coming out story I came out when I was 17, about the time I was about to start university in Melbourne. I  was very fortunate. I’d been studying acting and […]

Nick Crofts has been one of our elected members for eight years and is currently President of our National Members’ Council. The Council’s role is to hold the Group Board to account and act as the guardians of the Society’s constitution and the co-operative values and principles. The Council also makes sure that members’ voices […]

February is LGBT History Month. We’re celebrating with a series of blogs from LGBT+ colleagues across the Co-op and beyond. The first is by Amelia Cargo, the chair of the Co-op’s LGBT+ network. Many people come to work for the Co-op because we do things differently and I’m certainly no different. When I was looking […]

Despite what the weather may be telling you, summer is most definitely here and lots of people will be gearing up to go to LGBT pride celebrations up and down the country. Taking part in pride is just one of the ways that we show commitment to diversity in our communities. We’ve supported over 100 […]

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, or IDAHOT for short, takes place on 17 May every year. It was first founded in 2004 to draw people’s attention the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. Why do we need IDAHOT? Although the situation for LGBT people in the […]

Digital Pride at Angel Square - Vicky Beeching and Amy Collins

This week we celebrated #digitalpride, the UK’s first digital LGBT Pride event. As you may also know, this year Co-op have set out to tackle loneliness and social isolation with our charity partner, British Red Cross. Digital pride was a chance for us to discuss loneliness in a digital world, from the LGBT perspective. We […]