Global investment industry network and campaigners LGBT Great has published the #50For50 Executives campaign to commemorate Pride and 50 years since the beginning of the Stonewall movement.
The campaign features as part of LGBT Great's Project 1000, a five-year drive to identity and shine a light on one thousand LGBT+ and allies working within the industry.
The project has gained support from over 50 executive level leaders of financial institutions, including Schroders CEO Peter Harrison, the Investment Association's boss Chris Cummings, and SLA's chief Keith Skeoch, to name a few. A full list can be viewed here.
It comes as a direct response to the research report Aiming For Great, which revealed senior level support is important to over 92% of LGBT+ employees working within the industry.
The significance of the 50-year anniversary is that the Stonewall movement is widely considered as a catalyst for the improvement of LGBT+ equality and human rights.
The campaign marks the first time the industry has worked together to stand in solidarity for Pride, and has been conducted in collaboration with the Diversity Project.
Matthew Cameron, managing director of LGBT Great, said: "The support we have received for the #50For50 campaign has been incredible. We would like to thank the firms who have participated, in particular our member firms, who have advocated strongly for the purpose of this campaign. The next step is to convert this support into all year round action which is what we seek to achieve."
Dame Helena Morrissey, chair of the Diversity Project, added:"LGBT Great has achieved so much in such a short amount of time, accelerating the prominence of the LGBTQ+ community across the financial services sector and illustrating just how important collective action is to achieving equal representation.
"I'm delighted that there will be so many participants from the industry at Pride. The #50for50 campaign is leading the way in ensuring everyone has a voice and we recognise those who are helping us to progress towards the day when we won't need any campaigns - people will be simply valued as human beings."