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Clifford Chance's 13th annual Arcus Pride Art exhibition celebrates global LGBT+ inclusion

10 June 2019

Clifford Chance's 13th annual Arcus Pride Art exhibition celebrates global LGBT+ inclusion

We ask, "what does pride mean to you?"

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance is celebrating LGBT+ pride and fostering diversity and inclusion with its annual Arcus Pride Art event, one of the biggest corporate supported exhibitions of art works by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and supporter artists.

Organised annually by Arcus since 2007, the firm's LGBT+ and allies community, Arcus Pride Art will take place this year in 11 offices: Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New York, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City and a half-century of progress for the LGBT+ community. New York City is hosting the 2019 WorldPride. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the firm has released a statement of support from Global Managing Partner Matthew Layton, who reflects on Clifford Chance's Arcus and Allies network, and talks about what pride means to the firm.

Global Managing Partner Matthew Layton says, "At Clifford Chance, we are committed to providing a workplace where people can be their whole authentic selves, without fear of exclusion or discrimination. We educate, we listen, and we have strong corporate governance around inclusion and diversity. We do this because it is important to our people, their families, our firm and our society."


Global Senior Partner Jeroen Ouwehand adds, "Each of us has our own take on pride. We each have our own moment – either 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 our global community of over 6,000 people, our clients, alumni and friends."

To see a selection of artwork on exhibition and to find out more about attending an Arcus Pride Art exhibition in your city, please visit our online gallery.

In addition to organising Arcus Pride Art annually, Arcus also plays a significant role in delivering pro bono and community work, and assisting the firm in recruiting and retaining the best talent, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. To learn more about Arcus, please visit