Diversity Matters

22 July 2021

Kingsley Napley wishes our Muslim Community Eid Mubarak as Eid al-Adha is celebrated around the world.

Whilst our Muslim colleagues and friends celebrate over communal meals and prayer, it is also a time for us at Kingsley Napley to reflect on the importance of observing and respecting the cultural and religious differences of others. We are motivated to make Kingsley Napley a place which is not only diverse, but also inclusive, where all our people feel able to bring their true selves to work.

Sameera Abdulrehman

30 June 2021

Drag queens and activism: a story of political realness

When I told some of my friends I was writing a piece about drag activism, their reaction was almost unanimous… 

"Oh, but, is there much to say?" 

That's when I realised that drag queens, for many, are more synonymous with big hair and lip-syncing  pop hits rather than political consciousness and activism. You can certainly understand the reason for this - we have been totally spoiled in recent years with the explosion of Ru Paul’s Drag Race around the world - the make-up, talents and confidence being a feast for the eyes (and the soul). But we cannot minimise the political importance of Mama Ru’s creation. Who could forget numbers such as “Shady Politics”; the discussions of gay conversion therapy while applying make-up; and Bob the Drag Queen describing his arrest during a 2011 marriage equality protest? Not to mention Nancy Pelosi sashaying into the All Stars season…

29 June 2021

Coming out? How to support your friends and family members when they come out to you.

Coming out is an extremely personal journey and will be unique to each person. It takes a lot of courage to come out and a person may have to repeatedly do this in their personal and professional lives. Statistics show that 46% of people who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual and 47% of people who identify as trans feel comfortable to discuss their orientation or gender identity.

Sameena Munir

28 June 2021

When the arch of the rainbow actually casts a shadow on you.

How can you put the spotlight on intersectionality to remind others that, even within the LGBTQ+ community, not everyone is treated equal?

Are you proud of who you are, your journey and the person that you’ve become? Do you truly wear your heart on your sleeve? For some, being open and honest about who we are (which includes our gender identity or sexuality) does not come easily and can be extremely hard. It can be even tougher at work, and for those that hide their true self, the energy expenditure is endless. That survival cost of energy makes you less productive, or even worse still, it has a detrimental impact on your mental and physical health.

25 June 2021

The Conversations That We’re Forgetting to Have

I am a trans woman who has recently embarked on her transition. Having only taken my first steps on this journey, I am acutely aware when writing this that I have much to learn about myself, about being trans, and about the diverse LGBTQ+ family that I now find myself part of. However, there is one theme that I feel is important to discuss as we celebrate Pride in 2021.

Diversity and Inclusion at Kingsley Napley

Diversity and Inclusion at Kingsley Napley

Our BAME group's film screening of The Hard Stop

Attended by KN employees and the Stop and Search Legal Project.

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Kingsley Napley Diversity and Inclusion Statistics 2019

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LGBTQ and allies network

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BAME network group

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International Women's Day 2019

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BAME webinar: Challenges faced at work

Recorded Monday 3 December 2018.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: supporting trans employees in the workplace

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Kingsley Napley listed in the “Top 25 in the Legal Sector” of the Workplace Equality Index 2019

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#IDAHOBIT day 2019

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#Pride2019

Kingsley Napley are publishing a series of blogs to celebrate Pride and to raise awareness about the issues facing LGBT+ people in our communities.

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BAME book club: Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

Our most recent book.

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