PrideON from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network

PrideON from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network

By Civil Service LGBT+ Network
This is PrideON: a new podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.

Pride events across the world are being cancelled, but that doesn't mean pride stops. In each episode, we'll be talking to some interesting and inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies about a wide range of issues affecting the LGBT+ people who keep the country running.

The Civil Service LGBT+ Network is the employee network helps to create a more diverse, inclusive and equal place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans civil servants.

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Kate Hughes on the work of the Civil Service LGBT+ network and Pride
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.  Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them.  In this episode, John Peart speaks to the Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s current Chair, Kate Hughes. They talk about the work of the cross-government network, how it's changing to meet the challenges of the pandemic and the value of the Civil Service taking part in Pride activities each year. Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt  Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
18:54
July 13, 2020
Dr James Southern on the history of LGBT+ people in the Foreign Office
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network. Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them. In this episode, Jordan Ledger speaks to Dr James Southern, a Civil Service historian, about research they did into the experiences of LGBT+ people working in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. You can read the research notes, and other related notes, on GOV.UK and Issue: LGBT – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homosexuality-at-the-foreign-office-1967-to-1991 Women – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/women-and-the-foreign-office Race – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/black-skin-whitehall-race-and-the-foreign-office-1945-to-2018 Class – https://issuu.com/fcohistorians/docs/class_and_the_foreign_office_final Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
30:03
July 6, 2020
On loneliness and living through lockdown
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network. Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them. In this episode, John Peart speaks to Caroline Airs, Ed He, Jordan Zaman, Kate Hughes, and Rikesh Nagamah about how they've been coping during lockdown, how they've been dealing with feelings of loneliness, and how they feel their relationships have changed with their families, friends and the wider LGBT+ community. Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt  Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
28:21
June 30, 2020
James Jefferson and Marc Fitchett on what to expect from PrideON
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network. Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them. In this episode, John Peart speaks to two of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s new Vice Chairs, James Jefferson and Marc Fitchett. They talk about the work they've been leading to establish PrideON – a new range of digital events and activities for LGBT+ civil servants taking place this year, in place of the Civil Service's usual pride activities. Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
19:19
June 28, 2020
Max Scantlebury on being an allies and BAME inclusion in LGBT+ communities
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network. Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them. In this episode, Jordan Ledger speaks to Max Scantlebury from the Home Office. Max talks to Jordan about being an ally and what Black Lives Matter means for inclusion of LGBT+ people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds . Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt  Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
24:51
June 21, 2020
Lucy Pedrick on accessible LGBT+ spaces and being a better ally
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.  Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them.  In this episode, John Peart speaks to Lucy Pedrick – a civil servant working at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and sometimes, also Sport. They talk about how celebrating Pride this year is different and hopefully more accessible, how to be a better ally, and how intersectionality changes people's experiences of LGBT+ spaces.  Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities.  You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt  Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
21:11
June 14, 2020
Welcome to the PrideON Podcast
This is the PrideON Podcast from the Civil Service LGBT+ Network. Pride events in towns and cities across the UK have been put on hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just because those events can’t take place, that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in who we are. On this podcast, you’ll hear from inspiring LGBT+ civil servants and allies talking about their identities, experiences and work, and what pride means to them. This is just a quick trailer to let you know what this is all about. Find out more about the Civil Service LGBT+ Network on our website at www.civilservice.lgbt, and take a look at our dedicated page for PrideON at www.civilservice.lgbt/pride for all the latest information about this year’s Pride activities. If you're an LGBT+ civil servant with a story to tell and you'd like to be a guest on this podcast, get in touch! Contact us You can contact us at info@civilservice.lgbt Follow us on Twitter: @cslgbt Find us on Instagram: @civilservicelgbt Like us on Facebook at /civilservicelgbt
01:24
June 7, 2020