As part of our Pride season, Broadgate are proud to host the new photography exhibition #CorporateQueer.
Filled with beautiful pictures by photographer Fiona Freund and telling stories celebrating LGBT+ professionals in the City of London, this is an event not to be missed. Free and open to the public, #CorporateQueer will be shown at 3FA in Broadgate from 10th-24th September.
A deeply honest, wonderfully captured and extraordinarily candid insight into professionals who want to celebrate their own ‘queerness’ or that of their allies and colleagues, the photography exhibition will be accompanied by a book and a campaign designed to champion LGBT+ professionals and inspire, empower and initiate change.
With 50+ large portraits of individuals and groups of LGBT+ people and their allies, each photo is accompanied by 200-300 words written by the subject about their work/life experience. There are plans to show the photographs inside and out, to project them onto landmark buildings and to share these images through the City of London and beyond so it becomes a major Pride celebration in the Square Mile this September.
More about #CorporateQueer
Rarely do you get a window into the everyday world of working LGBT+ people in Britain today: what it's like to hold down a demanding job in the UK’s corporate world and balance that part of your life with how you identify. Many are still struggling to be truly accepted for all that they are.
Recent research shows:
- 20% of LGBT+ people still aren’t out at work (National LGBT Survey)
- 70% of LGBT+ people have been sexually harassed at work (TUC survey)
- 50% of transgender employees hide their identity at work for fear of discrimination (LGBT in Britain - Trans Report)
There has never been a better time to highlight the challenges and issues still facing the LGBT+ community.
The exhibition will be located at Broadgate. The venue has been generously donated by British Land and is supported by Mazars, British Land and Google. You can read more about the people photographed and interviewed for the exhibition here.
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