At Clifford Chance, we are committed to providing a workplace where people can be themselves, without fear of exclusion or discrimination. We educate, we listen, and we have strong corporate governance around inclusion and diversity. Through the firm's LGBT+ network Arcus, and our allies community, we engage in LGBT+ pro bono work and community partnerships. We do this because it is important to our employees, their families, our firm and our society.
Our annual Arcus Pride Art exhibition has become one of the largest corporate supported exhibitions of art works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) and supporter artists. It is a truly global celebration, with events and exhibitions taking place in 11 offices in 2019. This year's events will be the 13th for the firm, since our first exhibition in New York in 2007.
Fittingly, Arcus Pride Art 2019 coincides with World Pride in New York, the largest celebration of Pride in the world. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, celebrating a half-century of progress for the LGBT+ community, and is suitably themed "Millions of Moments of Pride".
Each of us have our own moment of pride – whether as a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a member of the LGBT+ community itself – where we open our eyes, and understand what life is like for others. It is our hope that Arcus Pride Art 2019 expresses these moments of pride, and fosters the diverse and inclusive culture and workplace that we are honoured to be a part of.