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Building Equality calls for visible role models

2 March 2020

Sue Sanders, Founder of LGBT History Month

Building Equality – an alliance of construction organisations and professionals working together to drive LGBT+ inclusion in the construction sector – held an event in February in Manchester to raise the importance of role models.

Some of the Building Equality Greater Manchester members include the CIOB, Aecom, Amey, Kier, Balfour Beatty, BAM and Mace.

Luke Ives of Jacobs, chair of Building Equality Manchester, said: “The importance of visible role models in all aspects of life has never been more important. We’ve seen great strides towards LGBT+equality. However statistics show us that there is still progress
to be made and in order to achieve this we need real-life, everyday visible role models.”

Speakers and panellists at the event included Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT History Month, Sally Carr, operations director of The Proud Trust, and historian and LGBT+ activist Paul Fairweather.

The event also raised money for LGBT History Month: Aecom (£100), Amey (£100), Balfour Beatty (£200),  Civic Engineers (£200), Kier (£100), RICS (£200), Ramboll, Seddon (£200), WYG (£100), Hays (catering).

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