About the Guide

The Starting Out guide features hundreds of employers telling readers what they're doing to make their workplaces an inclusive place to work for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Each year we produce a printed guide and a Starting Out website.

All the employers are categorised by industry so readers can make an informed choice about their career path and the possibilities open to them - readers may discover an option that wasn't their first choice.

But the guide is more than just a list. You can read about the experiences of individuals working in each industry and see what lesbian, gay and bisexual staff think of their employers.

Only Diversity Champions members can feature in the guide so readers can be sure they are committed to equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Also be sure to look out for Top 100 employer logos - organisations that have benchmarked their work against hundreds of organisations and achieved a ranking amongst the 100 best in the UK.

Readers using the Starting Out website can link directly to the employers' websites and also see live job postings on our Proud Employers recruitment site.