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Why we are proud to be part of Pride

John Glenton, director of operations in Care and Support and chair of Spectrum Pride marches across our cities have become a familiar sight during the summer months, with families enjoying celebrations across the length and breadth of the country.  This year, our staff and tenants are flying the flag for LGBT equality in Manchester, Liverpool,

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Why making ‘Friends’ matters

By Roisin Rowley-Smith Communications officer While some were out spending on all things hearts and flowers this Valentine’s day, I was busy sharing the love at work. And no, I don’t have an office romance to report, but I am passionate about making Riverside an LGBT-friendly environment, so that everyone can be themselves at work.

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International Women’s Day

By Antoinette Turner, Spectrum co-chair On International Women’s Day I want to share the news about my new role as co-chair of Spectrum, our LGBT staff group. As women around the world celebrate their achievements, past and present, it’s as good a time as any to share my views on why lesbian and bisexual women

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LGBT history in the making

By John Glenton, Riverside’s chair of SPECTRUM and director of operations in care and support. In January I was delighted to learn that Riverside had kept its place in the Stonewall top 100 gay-friendly workplaces. And as February is the month designated to celebrating LGBT history, it’s the perfect time to both look back, and

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Riverside is a top 100 gay-friendly employer

Riverside has once again retained its position as one of Stonewall’s top 100 best employers in the league table compiled by the gay rights campaigning organisation announced today. The 55,000-home housing association joins seven other housing providers nationwide in the top 100. Riverside is the best gay-friendly housing association in the North West for the

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