Friday, July 15, 2016

It's time for retailers to show their LGBT-inclusive credentials with pride - RETAIL GAZETTE

by Vicky Constance,
Originally published: July 15, 2016

Stonewall’s list of the Top 100 LGBT-friendly employers in the UK includes just two retailers; Asda and The Co-Operative Group. So where are our high street stores and why is sexuality and/or gender identity the forgotten diversity strand?

It’s understandable that our retailers need to address areas like accessibility in stores, and improving the gender balance among home delivery drivers. But what about the trans customer who faces uncertainty and fear of discrimination each time they want to use the changing rooms? Or the mum who can’t find an engagement card for her son and future son-in-law?