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Building Equality takes pride in Manchester weekend

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The rainbow JCB makes an appearance at Exchange Square in Manchester

The rainbow JCB – the iconic Manchester Pride favourite – was back at Exchange Square with Building Equality in August.

Building Equality is the construction industry’s LGBTQ+ alliance driving inclusivity in the built environment industry. Supported by volunteers from local and national companies, including CIOB, the group has regional committees across the UK.

It both educates and encourages positive conversations around sexuality and gender identity, with bespoke free resources, including an LGBTQ+ inclusion toolbox talk and poster campaign, which has been designed to facilitate inclusion both on construction sites and in offices.

For the Manchester weekend Building Equality joined the thousands marching through the city-centre, as well as hosting events.

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  1. I am concerned about this. Given that, in the 2019 Census a mere 3% of the population identified themselves as not heterosexual, are we in danger of driving building inequality by placing a disproportionate emphasis on matters that cover such a small minority?
    Everyone is equal, and we have taken steps in our democracy to remove criminality and gain a wider acceptance of different sexual outlooks, but I am concerned that we are spending a disproportionate amount of effort when there are other, higher priorities that need addressing.

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