Name of best practice

UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan


(Type of entity implementing the initiative)

Government Equalities Office (GEO) – a part of the UK Cabinet Office



Following the completion of the National LGBT Survey which collected data from 108,100 LGBT people living in the UK, the GEO committed to advancing “the rights of LGBT people both at home and abroad” and improving “the way that public services work for them” (GEO, 2018, p.5)


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

The entire population of LGBT people living in the UK


Kind of intervention

Various national initiatives, including:

  • The articulation of a series of commitments, including those around enforcement of anti-discrimination legislation and improvement of sexual orientation and gender identity monitoring
  • The development of free resources available to employers and employees to tackle LGBT discrimination in the workplace
  • The convening of a panel of employers to develop targeted interventions to improve the experiences of LGBT workers
  • Acting as a role model by having the Civil Service embody best practice in being an inclusive employer in the UK.



To advance the right of LGBT people both at home and abroad. It sets out a vision or everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics, to be able to live safe, happy and healthy lives where they can be themselves without fear of discrimination.


Description of the implementation

Budgeted £4.5m for the implementation of the LGBT action plan from 2018 – 2020. The funding was allocated to deliver the objectives of the plan and to enable public, private and voluntary sector organisations to respond to the actions. Included naming LGBT Health Adviser (Dr Michael Brady) and establishing LGBT Advisory panel


Resources needed to implementation

  1. Large scale national budgetary support
  2. Government and civil service agreement and ‘buy-in’.
  3. Political will and capital


Results of implementation

To be determined. No updates on the delivery of the action plan have been released at a national scale



Increasing political pressure



Adapt to the situation and political settings in each particular country

Government funding and the collaboration of many organisations and institutions


Reference documents of Best Practice:
Document 1 – Action Plan
Document 2 – White Paper


Link to video announcing the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan: