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Brighton and Hove City Council tops Stonewall index for gay-friendliness
Brighton and Hove City Council was today named the 15th most gay-friendly organisation in Britain – and the best local authority in the UK .
Stonewall listed the council on its annual indicator.
South East Coast Ambulance Service was listed at number 35.
Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive, said. ‘Every employer in the Top 100 has performed impressively. These results are significant as it’s just ten years since we won vital legal protections for gay people in the workplace.
“Britain's 1.7 million gay staff and 150,000 gay university students can now confidently use the index to select a welcoming employer, or look further, safe in the knowledge that they are protected from discrimination.”
The index is based on a range of key indicators which include a confidential survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees, with nearly 9,000 participants. This consistently revealed that the satisfaction levels of gay staff were highest at the top-ranking organisations in the index.