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Pride & Equality: Can the Events Industry Do More?

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How Events Professionals and Pride Organisers Can Collaborate for Everyone's Benefit

Steve Taylor, from the European Pride Organisers Association, spoke to us about what it takes to create a Pride event and how events professionals and pride organisers can better pool their expertise and dedication to make better events.

This month is also LGBT history month and 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the rainbow flag.

Pride in London

The Hire Space Gender Equality Charter

We learn about the Gender Equality Charter being created by the team here at Hire Space. Equal opportunities are still a problem higher up within the events industry and with recent high profile cases of sexual harassment and misogyny at events such as the Presidents Club Dinner and the ICE Gaming Conference, it's clear that there is work to be done to improve equality in the events industry.

With Hire Space's Gender Equality Charter being put into place, and many events professionals discussing the matter professionals, including Samme Allen and Helen Moon, we hope to see the industry make further positive steps on the issue.

This month marks 100 years since The Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent on February 6th 1918. This historic act gave women over 30 (who met certain property qualifications) the right to vote. The same act also extended the franchise to men of all classes over the age of 21.

The Representation of the People Act

Coming Up

We're hoping to speak to Selina Donald from the creative agency, The Bulb to find out more about what it takes to create sustainable events and the future of sustainability in this industry.

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