In honour of LGBT History Month, Inclusive Companies are excited to partner with award-winning EDI champion Laks Mann, to provide an insightful webinar exploring intersectionality from a South Asian perspective.
LGBT History Month is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary history. This awareness month takes place every February and celebrates past LGBT role models, activists, and pinnacle moments which have been monumental for the community. The LGBT worldwide community has fought tirelessly for equality amongst society, and in modern day workplaces, however LGBT workers still face every day struggles, which employers have a duty to support and overcome.
During this session, Laks Mann will be speaking about his own personal experiences, exploring intersectionality from a South Asian perspective, and delving into LGBT South Asian history, a subject which may be a taboo amongst the community. His 25-year journey in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives will show the importance of being unapologetically ‘Brown, Asian, Queer, Here!’
Laks Mann is an experienced cross-sector professional with a career encompassing Public, Corporate, Charitable, & NGO sectors. He has a multi-disciplinary background in Transformation, Strategy, Tax, Finance, Legal, Operations, Fundraising and EDI.
Laks is an appointed Mayor of London Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor and advocates through an intersectional lens of race, ethnicity, faith, LGBTQ+ and class. Laks is a Trustee and LGBTQ+ Lead for South Asian Heritage Month, a national month which celebrates the history and cultures of the UK’s South Asian diaspora communities. Laks is also the Founder of Gaysians UK, a community-led national LGBTQ organisation he built to increase the visibility of the South Asian queer community in the UK. Laks is listed in the UK’s Top 30 BAME Leaders of 2020 by University of Oxford, House of Commons, Operation Black Vote, and Lloyd’s.