June 28


12:30 pm - 07:00 pm

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Guernsey Chamber

At the end of Pride Month and on the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we’ll be launching a new initiative to help organisations indicate that they are LGBTQ+ friendly and committed to fostering a supportive and welcoming culture for the LGBTQ+ community. This is especially important in light of the current global wave of anti-LGBTQ+ (and particularly anti-Trans+) rhetoric, something that the Channel Islands are sadly not exempt from.

Please join us at the Chamber of Commerce on 28th June, where we will tell you all about how your business can get involved in the ‘Rainbow Mark’ programme.

You can join our:
* ‘Lunch and Learn’ session from 12:30 pm, where you can find out about the Rainbow Mark, Pride Certified, and DIFERA.
* Pop in during the afternoon to pick up your Rainbow Mark pack or find out more.
* Or/and join us after work from 5:00 pm for our first LGBTQ+ Business Network mixer for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies.

What is the Rainbow Mark?
The Rainbow Mark is a visible sign displayed by participating organisations across the Channel Islands to indicate that they are LGBTQ+ friendly and committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion, in line with several key principles. It is a kitemark initiative which provides participating organisations with visible signage (e.g., a window sticker) that they can install to demonstrate their participation and their commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Participating organisations may include premises such as offices, public buildings, beauty salons, kiosks, cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, libraries, supermarkets, and nightclubs. Essentially, this includes anywhere that people visit as customers or clients.

The Rainbow Mark aims to:
* Offer introductory-level tools and guidance to organisations on LGBTQ+ identities to facilitate their ability to approach and support individuals on LGBTQ+ matters.
* Provide participating organisations with a window sticker to demonstrate their commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion, in return for pledging to notify and work with Liberate to resolve any issues which may arise and help prevent them from happening again. For example, if an individual experiences homophobia or transphobia whilst accessing goods or services at an organisation.
The Rainbow Mark is an exciting collaborative initiative, created to support LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion across the Channel Islands. There are further levels of certifications available for organisations, including the ‘Pride Certified’ accreditation and the Liberate ‘DIFERA’ programme, which covers a much broader spectrum of diversity and inclusion beyond being LGBTQ+.

If you cannot make the event but would like more information on the Rainbow Mark, Pride Certified, or DIFERA, please contact our CEO Ellie Jones:
07839 202201