Video : Why we need a Pride

We’ve just come across this moving short lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film by actor, writer and director Helen Oakleigh. The film is set to a poem by Helen where she writes about why LGBT Pride is important. Helen said, “The terrible tragedy in Pulse, Orlando happened while we were making this film. We felt it right to dedicate the film to family and friends of those affected. Not only those people affected in Orlando, but to everyone who is persecuted around the world in other homophobic attacks.” Why is Pride important to you?

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Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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