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  • Tuesday, August, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 08:13:06
  • New Delhi: Marching Sheep, a leading HR advisory firm is showing solidarity, encouragement and supports for the LGBTQ Community this Pride Month.  June being the first pride month after the removal of the Section 377, is a time to take a stand against discrimination and to celebrate sexual diversity and equality.

    Marching Sheep is demonstrating its respect for the LGBTQ community by changing the color of its logo to that of the pride flag for the month of June.   Their mission is to build awareness, drive societal sensitization and create an environment where LGBTQ members receive equal opportunities in society. Marching Sheep believes it is important to drive conversation around this topic.

    Despite the removal of the section 377, the larger society remains unwilling and reluctant to accept LGBTQ members. LGBTQ individuals face hardships across all walks of life- discrimination, lack of opportunities and resources, marginalization and rejection- from society and families. Marching Sheep believes steps should be taken to create an inclusive environment that promotes their integration and acceptance into the society. But, a lot of work needs to be done and change will not happen overnight. Marching Sheep actively hosts workshops and sessions to raise awareness of issues of importance to LGBTQ members, works with organizations to devise inclusive policies and practices, that enable members of the community to come out of the closet and co-exist with respect and dignity.

    Commenting on the same, Sonica Aron, Managing Partner, Marching Sheep said, “Diversity and inclusion begins with us, each individual.  At the individual level, there is still reluctance to accept the LGBTQ community. As we collectively embrace the change in the act, make our workplaces welcoming and safe for them, encourage conversations and question mindsets, over a period of time we will truly become inclusive. The change of our logo this month is to spark the conversation around the LGBTQ rights. ”