We are proud to continue supporting the local LGBTQ+ community in Merseyside with our online celebration of Liverpool’s March with Pride. It is a privilege to walk with the people of Liverpool this Saturday 31st July 2021, when the march will be taking place virtually for a second year.
Our colleagues got involved in filming for the online march, which will take place on Saturday 31st July, and we have raised the LGBTQ+ flag at our Merseyside district office in support. This year’s flag is the new, more inclusive design known as the Progress Pride Flag, that has a few additional colours in a chevron shape to represent underrepresented groups within the LGBTQ+ community.
Liam O’Sullivan, SPM Director at SP Energy Networks, said: “Liverpool Pride is one of the most important events in our calendar year and we were incredibly proud to take part in it again this year. At SP Energy Networks, we’re committed to increasing visibility and showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community amongst our colleagues, customers and in the communities we serve.”
Mark McMullin, Senior Business Analyst at ScottishPower Offshore Renewables and Chair of the IN-FUSE network, said: "As Chair of IN-FUSE (ScottishPower's LGBTQ+ Network) I am delighted to say how happy we are to be involved in Liverpool Pride.
The Pride events that are held across the country are vital for the LGBTQ+ community. They promote diversity and inclusion and celebrate being our authentic selves, something we are very proud of within ScottishPower."
We are a proud member of the Stonewall equality index, which means we are benchmarked against some of the UK’s top LGBT+ employers. We continue to work side by side with IN-FUSE, our internal network of employees who represent LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies alike. We have been working hard over the past few years to update our LGBTQ+ policies and training to make our company a safe environment for people to be their true selves at work. You can learn more about IN-FUSE here.
Some of the LGBTQ+ charities we have been working with for advice and events this year are:
- Mind Out (an LGBTQ+ Mental Health Charity)
- Hidayah (Muslim LGBTQ+ Charity)
- Mermaids (Supports Transgender, Nonbinary and gender diverse children and young people)
- The Terrance Higgins Trust (Sexual health and testing for HIV)
- LGBT Youth Scotland
You can join us in celebrating Liverpool Pride by watching the livestream, which starts at 12pm noon on Saturday 31st July 2021. You can access the livestream through the Liverpool Pride website.