Civil Service LGBT+ Network, Cross-government
As the cross-government network for LGBT+ civil servants and for networks within Civil Service organisations, the CS LGBT+ Network provides a supportive environment that enables individuals to connect across departments and develop their understanding of themselves within the LGBT+ community. The network also acts as a critical friend to the Civil Service D&I team, offering feedback on policies and practices, and working with LGBT+ champions across the Civil Service. They collaborate closely with Jonathan Slater, CS LGBT+ Champion, playing a key role in setting agendas for champions meetings and presenting at each one. The network partners with the CS Race Forum to create awareness-raising sessions focused on BAME LGBT individuals and their contribution throughout history. They use volunteers collaboratively, encouraging cross-departmental working groups to implement initiatives, ensuring diversity of thought, approach and content.