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LGBT History Month: Living honest lives

Law firms are leading the charge on LGBT inclusion but the Law Society realises this isn't enough, writes Kevin Poulter

9 February 2016

LGBT History Month in February is an opportunity to look back and celebrate how far we have come in the UK, and to recognise how far there is still to go. Equality in law is an important step, but true equality across all areas of diversity is far from being achieved.

To launch the month, the Law Society hosted an event to reflect on how the legal profession has and should respond to LGBT diversity, where CEO Catherine Dixon praised the significant and world-leading steps that have already been made in this sector. Nevertheless, though we enjoy some of the best legal protections in the world, there continues to be a struggle for some to be who they truly are and to live honest lives.

In response to this challenge, the Law Society has launched its LGBT lawyers division. Alongside those for women, disabled, and Black, Asian, and minority ethnic solicitors, the division will be made up of practisi...

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