Become an LGBT Hero today

Lambeth Council, in collaboration with the health campaigning charity LGBT
HERO, has initiated a groundbreaking LGBTQ+ scheme that is now open to all businesses within the borough. Named “Lambeth Allies,” this program aims to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals. Numerous establishments, including Surrey Cricket Club, Clapham Picturehouse, and Better Leisure, have embraced this initiative following a successful six-month trial in Clapham and Vauxhall. Now, the program extends its invitation to businesses throughout Lambeth.

What exactly does it entail to be a Lambeth Ally?

The scheme operates on a straightforward three step process:

  1. Firstly, members undergo LGBTQ+ awareness training facilitated by LGBT HERO

  2.  Subsequently, they commit to upholding standards of inclusivity and safety by signing a simple pledge.

  3.  Finally, businesses proudly display distinctive rainbow signage, boldly proclaiming their solidarity as allies.

    These steps are pivotal in affecting tangible change within public spaces. Justin Mahboubian-Jones, the project manager at LGBT HERO, emphasises, “It’s important to us that LGBTQ+ people feel safer, but also that they are safer.” By educating members on matters of identity, inclusion, and safety, the program ensures a sustained transformation that transcends mere symbolism.

    Thanks to funding provided by Lambeth Council, participation in the Lambeth Allies scheme comes at no cost to members. This financial support has democratised involvement, making it accessible even to smaller organisations integral to the community fabric.

    Businesses eager to participate can register their interest on LGBT HERO’s
    website. A member of their team will promptly follow up to facilitate enrolment. To learn more about Lambeth Allies and its expanding roster of members, visit
    LGBT HERO’s website now.

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