We support customers, clients and colleagues across the broad spectrum of diversity of sexuality and gender identity.

At Barclays, we support customers, clients and colleagues across the broad spectrum of diversity of sexuality and gender identity. Within the workplace, we not only celebrate the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, but create an inclusive work environment where colleagues feel confident bringing their whole selves to work.

Barclays was ranked in a special group of eight companies that sit above Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers. Stonewall is the UK's leading advocacy organisation for the LGBT community. In the US, we achieved a score of 100% in the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the seventh consecutive year.

  • Our Spectrum network is an inclusive employee diversity network open to all colleagues regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who are interested in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Spectrum vision is to drive LGBT inclusion at Barclays and make us the bank of choice for colleagues, customers and clients. Our focus is on supporting LGBT people within Barclays, so that they can make a valuable contribution to the overall success of our organisation. We strive to leave, as a lasting legacy, a bank that is more inclusive and better equipped to support colleagues, customers and clients in an increasingly diverse global marketplace.

    Spectrum Allies

    Spectrum Allies are colleagues who are committed to ensuring that Barclays offers LGBT employees a respectful environment. Our allies support the LGBT community in challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and by educating others on the importance of equality. By staying informed and vocally supporting equality, allies help to make their LGBT colleagues, friends and family feel safer and more comfortable in leading their lives.

  • Pride Parade 2014

    Barclays has sponsored Pride in London since 2014. We were the first UK bank to feature a same-sex couple in our advertising, turning a number of our cash machines along London’s Pride route into ‘GAYTMs’ (gay ATMS) and introducing ‘Ping for Pride’, allowing anyone with a bank account to donate to Pride in London via the Pingit payment app.

    Open for Business logo

    Open for Business: Barclays is proud to be a partner of Open For Business, a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive, diverse societies are better for business and better for economic growth.

    OutNext logo

    Barclays is the proud host of the OutNext conference for the second year. In 2016, the Summit convened nearly 200 emerging LGBT+ leaders (from more than 10 countries) selected by Out Leadership member companies to participate in two days of leadership development programming.

    Barclays at Pride

    Visit our YouTube page to see behind the scenes of Pride and what it’s like to work at Barclays.

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