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Embracing The LGBT+ Community

Pride Month

Celebrating Inclusivity and Empowering Engagement

LGBTQ+ Speakers & Leaders and Workshops

Sydney Elaine Butler  (They/Them)

Sydney Elaine Butler is the founder of Accessible Creates, a passionate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging facilitator, and a neurodiversity specialist. With a focus on making workplaces inclusive and accessible, Sydney is dedicated to fostering environments where everyone can thrive. Their expertise lies in creating spaces that celebrate diversity, dismantle barriers, and promote equitable practices, championing a more inclusive future.

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Shelly Skinner (She/Her)

Shelly Skinner is known for her advocacy in LGBTQ+ rights, social justice, and racial equality. She is actively engaged with UpLift Black, an organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting Black communities. Through her powerful speaking engagements, Shelly ignites important conversations, inspires positive change, and emphasizes the importance of amplifying Black voices and experiences in the pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable society.

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LGBTQ+ owned vendors
Raised80s can help you plan conscious spending with any of the below partners (and many more) for your team.

Curated boxes, stand-alone gifts, items to accompany meetings or trainings. All while supporting LGBTQ+ owned entrepreneurs.

Pride Corporate Gift box

Hot Shot Chocolate

Hot Shot Chocolate is a LGBTQ-owned business that specializes in handcrafted, small-batch hot chocolate mixes. They use ethically sourced ingredients and offer a range of unique flavors, providing a delightful and indulgent experience for chocolate lovers.

Soap So Co.

Soap So Co. is a LGBTQ-owned business that offers handcrafted, vegan, and cruelty-free soaps and bath products. They prioritize using natural ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging, providing customers with high-quality, sustainable options for their skincare himself.


Noushe is a LGBTQ-owned online marketplace that features a curated collection of sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethically made products. From clothing and accessories to home goods and beauty products, Noushe offers a platform for conscious consumers to support ethical businesses.

Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish is a social enterprise that produces a small iron fish-shaped tool, which can be used to add dietary iron to cooking and alleviate iron deficiency. With a focus on social impact, they work towards improving global health while incorporating ethical practices such as fair trade and responsible sourcing of materials.

Paulos Cakes

Paulo's Cake Shop is a LGBTQ-owned bakery that specializes in custom cakes and baked goods for various occasions. With a commitment to quality ingredients and exceptional craftsmanship, they create delicious and visually stunning treats that cater to diverse tastes and celebrations.

Happy Tears

Happy Tears is a LGBTQ-owned company that creates inclusive and thoughtful greeting cards for a variety of occasions. They celebrate diverse identities and relationships, offering a range of heartwarming and beautifully designed cards that spread love, joy, and support.

Rendezvous Scents

Rendezvous is a LGBTQ-owned fragrance company that creates artisanal scents with a focus on sustainability and ethical practices. Their fragrances are crafted using natural ingredients, and they offer a range of gender-inclusive and cruelty-free perfumes and candles.

LGBTQ+ Focused Charities

Recommended articles/books for discussion

Idea! Share one of the below articles, read a book or watch a film then meet for coffee/lunch to discuss in small groups at the office.

"Hiring Across Spectrums" This resource focuses on the importance of inclusive hiring practices for LGBTQ+ individuals. It provides insights into understanding the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ job seekers, offers strategies for creating inclusive job postings and interview processes, and emphasizes the benefits of diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace This article discusses strategies and best practices for fostering a workplace environment that is inclusive and supportive of transgender individuals. It provides insights into understanding transgender experiences, implementing policies and practices, and promoting a culture of respect and acceptance.

Book: "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle" by Lillian Faderman chronicles the LGBTQ+ rights movement in America, from the pre-Stonewall era to the present day. Faderman offers a comprehensive account of the struggles, triumphs, and key moments in LGBTQ+ history, providing valuable insights into the fight for equality and the individuals who paved the way for change.

Raised80s can help with bulk orders of books and even add in custom pages at the front with a message from your leader etc.