Ever needed to hide who you are? – #pridematterseveryday

28 June 2023 ... min read

UK research* reveals that over one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people feel the need to hide who they are at work?
But what about ING employees?

This month is global Pride Month, when the world celebrates LGBTQI+ communities and being proud of who they are – while raising awareness that there still work to be done in rights and inclusion.

Over the next three weeks, we’ll publish four videos on YouTube that feature employees bringing different perspectives to what it's like to be themselves. Watch the first of these below.

“Coming from a straight world to bisexual, I see the privileges I had as a straight person.” Bidisha Agarwal and Maxime Jacobs take turns to answer revealing LGBTQI+ questions. [5:13]

At ING, we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where LGBTQI+ colleagues can progress and develop their careers without fear of discrimination. Check out how ING fosters that culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

* Stonewall Research conducted among 5,000 UK respondents.

Did you know?

  • Today (28 June) marks the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 in New York City. A series of protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid.
  • The month of June was chosen for Pride to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising. As a result, many Pride events are held this month to recognise the impact LGBTQI+ people have had in the world.
  • The first Pride march was held on 28 June 1970, in New York City.
  • Use of a rainbow flag as a symbol for LGBTQI+ pride began in San Francisco in 1978.

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