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Thursday 8 January 2009

Stonewall's top 100 gay-friendly employers for 2009

Stonewall has published its 2009 list of the top 100 gay-friendly employers in the UK. Top of the list is Lloyds TSB and the list includes a mixture of private and public sector employers. Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill is quoted as saying:

"The index is a powerful tool used by many of the 1.7 million gay people in the UK workplace to decide where to take their talent, skills and experience. It is also used by lesbian, gay and bisexual consumers in deciding where to spend their disposable income. And 150,000 gay students studying at UK universities refer to it when deciding where to pursue their careers."

This is certainly a positive evolution of employment practices, although it remains to be seen how it will stand up to the higher levels of unemployment which may be expected over the next few years during the current recession/depression.

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