How it Started
Like all good ideas, it formed in a pub.
Simon and Adam were chatting over a few pints and soon realised that there was plenty of support and protection out there for employees and employers, but there was a dire lack of representation of LGBTQ issues within the self employed.
Why it Started
We wanted to create a self supporting network of people who can help each other in times of need – whether that’s how to face with homophobic comments from a client, asking questions about taking the leap into freelance life or just sharing the pain of tax return season.
Without the support of an HR department and formal regulation protecting against discrimination for freelance and self-employed people, it can sometimes feel like you can’t be yourself in a professional context. There are often perceptions surrounding ‘coming out’ to customers, suppliers or even work colleagues.
Where are we going?
We’re still finding out!
That’s why we want you to get in touch and start conversations and share ideas.
We want to hear from more self-employed people to understand how we can best support them, rather than prescribing a fix that no-one wants or needs.
If you have a specific struggle or story, or would like to host a meetup in your area – get in touch.
Our core objective is to help give people confidence to be who they are in their business, no matter who they speak to.