Name of best practice

Stonewall ‘Starting Out – The LGBT Careers Guide’


(Type of entity implementing the initiative)

Charitable organisation



A publicly available guide provided to support all LGBTQI+ people in being able to identifying what makes a best and inclusive employer.


(youth LGBTI+, adult LGBTI+, schools, labour market)

Targeted at young LGBTQI+ people who are entering the job market


Kind of intervention

5. Other (publicly available information)



To provide a reference guide and information for LGBTQI+ people commencing their careers or changing their careers on employers that have embraced equality and diversity practices


Description of the implementation

This report is published annually by Stonewall to provide those seeking employment with information on employers that have adopted equality and diversity principals within their organisation, through their engagement with the workplace equality index.


Resources needed to implementation

Employers need to partake in a scheme similar to the workplace equality index and to commit to improving their processes and procedures to be considered eligible in this publicly available guide


Results of implementation

The production of an annual guide that LGBT people can access freely that highlights employers who are accepting and supportive of sexual and gender minority staff



Obtain some EU grants or financial resources

Support of NGOs



Obtaining financial resources

Societies more closed and conservative than the British


Reference website of Best Practice Stonewall ‘Starting Out – The LGBT Careers Guide’: Website


Link to video Stonewall’s Sanjay Sood-Smith on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Workplace: Video