Photo of Martha receiving cheque from Lesley

A Wolverhampton-based charity which provides vital support services for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans* (LGBT) people living in the city has received a £2,000 cash boost thanks to Wolverhampton Homes.

As one of the biggest employers in the city, we want to become one of the best places to work for LGBT staff in the UK and provide an excellent service for our LGBT tenants.

Lesley Roberts, chief executive presented Martha Bishop, General Manager of LGBT Wolverhampton with the cheque for £2,000 towards Wolverhampton Pride at their latest LGBT staff and allies group the ‘Proud to be Me’ network.

‘Proud to be Me’ works closely with LGBT Wolverhampton, attending their drop-in sessions to support clients with housing issues, arranging a host of activities during history month, including holding a ‘dress in a colour of the rainbow day’ to raise funds for LGBT Wolverhampton, a campaign to train and educate staff about LGBT issues, attending the monthly LGBT quiz and are committed to The Stonewall Workplace Index.

Martha Bishop said:

We are thrilled Wolverhampton Homes are leading the way in championing LGBT rights in Wolverhampton, their support sends out a clear message to local people and endorses our ongoing campaign to end discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. Our third Pride on September 27th promises to be our biggest and best yet and would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of local organisations.

Lesley Roberts said:

I truly believe that everyone has the right to be themselves and to be proud of who they are. That's why I'm proud to support LGBT Network Wolverhampton and my gay colleagues here at Wolverhampton Homes. We're on a journey to become one of the best places to work for LGBT staff in the UK and I want to thank LGBT Network Wolverhampton for their help and support. Together we’re making a difference and by supporting Pride 2014 it gives us a chance to celebrate as well as show our support for the LGBT community in Wolverhampton.

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