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Barclays EMBRACE Black Professionals Forum and Spectrum event : Intersectionality & the Power of Allies.

5 September 2018

LBN Co chair Fatimat Animasaun participated as a panellist at a jointly hosted event at Barclays discussing intersectionality with a focus on ethnicity and sexual orientaion, and some of the challenges faced by individuals sharing these protected characteristics.

The panel also discussed the power of allies within and outside the LGBTQ+ community, sharing some actionable insights to promote equality, fairness and inclusion
LBN Joined the First Bi Float at London Pride

7 July 2018

LBN is proud to have supported Biscuit, a Bi activist group, who ran the first Bi float at London Pride this year. LBN supported Biscuit by securing corporate funding from Macquarie and Simmons & Simmons LLP.

LBN members and the steering committee marched with Biscuit at what was a watershed moment for the Bi community at Pride. We look forward to working with Biscuit again next year.

Latham & Watkins LBN Pride Event

6 July 2018

On 6 July, the London office of Latham & Watkins hosted the firm’s first ever European LGBTQ Affinity Group Retreat. As a part of the Agenda, the London Bisexual Network organised a panel discussion addressing issues regarding being bi in the workplace - including bi-visibility, inclusiveness and stereotypes.

This session was for all employees (not just those who identify as LGBTQ) to understand more about the issues facing bi people in the workplace.

Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference

17 November 2017

Committee member Llewys Howells attended the Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference in Edinburgh to represent the LBN and give a talk during a session on bisexuality in the workplace.

This included a discussion around the stigmatism that bisexuals can face, coming out as bisexual in the workplace and tips on what employers could do to make bisexual employees feel more comfortable in being themselves at work

Bi The Way with Norton Rose Fulbright

30 October 2017

As part of Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Inclusion Month, the LBN spoke about issues affecting the bi-community and bisexualityy in general.   

Speakers included Malcolm Gregory (Financial Controller EMEA at Norton Rose Fulbright),Fatimat Animasaun (Business Manager at Macquarie Securities) and Katie Thomas (Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright) 

Where is the B in LGBT

25 September 2017

In collaboration with London South Bank University, members of the LBN steering committee spoke on a panel about perceptions of  bisexuality within the LBGT community and in wider society.

Speakers included LLewys Howells (Trainee Solcitor at Cylde & Co), Kimberly Sayers (Associate at Simmons & Simmons) and Steve Bowman (Senior Information Adviser at LSBU)


LBN and J.P. Morgan Bi-visibility Panel - "To Bi or Not to Bi, Coming out in the Workplace"

21 September 2017

The LBN and J.P. Morgan a held a joint speaker event to explore the topic of coming out as bisexual in the workplace. 

Speakers included Edward Lord OBE (board member of BiUK, deputy chair of Pride in London’s independent Community Advisory Board), Jess Tompkins (Vice President at JP Morgan), Clare Eastburn (Director at Citi), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars LLP), and Amanda Walker (programme Manager, JP Morgan). Special guest, Christina Riley (Senior Planner for the Regional South business unit, Balfour Betty) was also in attendance.


Bisexuality & mental health resource & toolkit launch with Mind

19 September 2017

Members of the LBN took part in a panel discussion exploring the issues bisexual people face, with a particular focus on their experiences of discrimination and the impact on their mental health.

Speakers included Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-ordinator of LBN), Sanisha Wynter (Alumni Relations Officer at Stonewall), Dominic Arnall (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall and Intelligence Lead of LBN), Marcel Vige (Head of Equality Improvement at Mind).
Bisexuality and Mental Health

07 March 2017

The LBN hosted an intimate discussion about the links between bisexuality and mental health In response to questions posed at our launch event, the LBN presented a talk by Liam Timmins,  a research fellow at Kings College London who studies non-traditional identities and attraction patterns, as well as issues surrounding mental health for individuals who identify as LGBT. The event was hosted at Macquarie

Speaker: Liam Timmins (Kings College Research Fellow).

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)