Queen's University's LGBT+ Staff Network, 'PRISM', has been named 'Best LGBT Initiative' at the 2019 Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards.
"My co-chair and I were delighted to receive the 'Best LGBT Initiative' award at the Legal Island Diversity Gala on behalf of the Queen's Staff LGBT Network, PRISM, and we are very grateful to Legal Island for this important recognition. PRISM would also like to extend our thanks to People and Culture for instigating the network a couple of years ago and, in particular, to Brian Parkes, Conor Curran and Fiona O'Connell for their individual help and ongoing support."
"It is wonderful to take this opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate members of PRISM for recognising the importance of belonging to the network and its positive impact on both staff and students throughout the University."
"We are determined that Queen's will continue to maintain a fully inclusive culture which reflects all of society. I know that our people feel and perform better when they can be themselves and feel included, respected and supported. I therefore place great value on the contribution of PRISM to the Queen's community – particularly as engaged partners inputting into decisions made at the University about inclusivity, training and policies."
"The PRISM Network is a staff-led initiative that exemplifies Queen's University's commitment to promoting equality, respect for diversity, and creating an inclusive and respectful environment for staff and students. The award is an important endorsement for the network, our leadership and all of our people who champion LGBT+ inclusion every day. I was also delighted to see our Students' Union's Black History Month campaign recognised at the awards, where they were Highly Commended for 'Best Race Initiative'."
We're still on cloud nine over winning Best LGBT Initiative at Friday's NI #DiversityAwards @legalisland. We want to continue to spread our message of diversity, equality and awareness, so remember to join us on 16th May! #LoveQUB pic.twitter.com/EmZGFrCsuW— PRISM QUB's LGBT+ Staff Network (@QUBLGBTSN) 9 April 2019
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