Name: Paul Anticoni
Role: Chief Executive
Organisation: World Jewish Relief
World Jewish Relief is proud to celebrate LGBT History Month this February. We are proud of the values we espouse and how we put them into action. Indeed we have traditionally prioritised action over words recognising that helping people from all backgrounds is more effective than talking about doing it.
Today however we are emboldened to speak loudly about the importance of World Jewish Relief being an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone. We are lucky to have an organisational culture that treats its LGBT staff with the same respect and understanding as everyone else. But we recognise that we can do more to demonstrate our engagement with this community celebrating Pride week and particularly making our events more welcoming and accommodating for all. We are now prompted to develop a simple but realistic plan to act more confidently in showing even greater respect for our LGBT friends.