first direct return as the main sponsors of Leeds LGBT Pride (News)

Banking in black and white but living life in full colour!

first direct is proud to return as the main sponsor of the eleventh Leeds LGBT Pride celebration on Sunday 6th August 2017, and they can’t wait to join in the amazing celebration.

They say that at heart they are a people-powered, joy-loving group who’ve been doing things their own way since they started, and that will never change. They look to work with open-minded people, creative people, loud and proud people – people. Leeds LGBT Pride is a great chance for them to celebrate the diversity that makes them – and the world – such a fantastic place.

Joe Gordon, Head of first direct, commented:

At first direct we believe doing your own thing is a good thing. Leeds is our home and it’s a great opportunity for us to show our support for the community where we live, and have some fun too! Supporting our own LGBT colleagues is hugely important to first direct. Our own Pride Network is well established and does a great deal to promote a truly inclusive environment, and it’s why we’re very proud to partner Leeds LGBT Pride.

Liaqat Ali, a Director of Leeds LGBT Pride added:

We’re proud to announce the main sponsor of this year’s Leeds Pride as first direct. We truly appreciate first direct’s fantastic support of the LGBT+ community and it’s great to celebrate this year’s event with them.

As part of the HSBC Group, the first direct Pride Network supports HSBC’s involvement in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and also supports other employee networks globally. There are over 63,000 HSBC employees in the world who live and work in countries where it’s still illegal to be LGB or T, and we take part in events across the world to celebrate LGBT culture and pride and help to highlight the issues LGBT people still face.

 

There are over 63,000 HSBC employees in the world who live and work in countries where it’s still illegal to be LGB or T, and they take part in events across the world to celebrate LGBT culture and pride and help to highlight the issues LGBT people still face.

Related: THE WEATHER AT LEEDS LGBT PRIDE 2017 (MAIN EVENT): SUNDAY

first direct previously sponsored Leeds LGBT Pride 2016, check out the video below.