Gowling WLG Real Estate Principal Associate Timothy Evans has been recognised as a Top 10 LGBT+ Future Leader at the prestigious British LGBT+ Awards 2019. The British LGBT+ Awards is due to take place on 17 May 2019 when the winner will be announced.
Showcasing individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT+ community, the British LGBT+ Awards celebrate those who have gone the extra mile to ensure equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of sexuality.
A Top 10 LGBT+ Future Leader, Timothy is recognised for his efforts to further the LGBT+ inclusion agenda at international law firm Gowling WLG and for his work outside of his employment for the LGBT+ community.
Through programmes and events as part of the Gowling WLG OpenHouse network, a forum for the firm's LGBT+ employees and allies to engage with each other in the business environment, and through his day-to-day efforts to drive equality, Timothy has helped to raise the profile and push the boundaries of the LGBT+ inclusion agenda over the past year. Timothy has also cofounded an LGBT Network for Real Estate professionals in the Midlands, known as OpenLand and he is the Chair for the Birmingham Law Society Committee for Equality and Diversity which also continues to raise the profile of the LGBT+ inclusion agenda.
Speaking following his nomination, Timothy said: "I am sincerely grateful for the recognition I have received for the work that I have done for the LGBT community. It is a real honour to be included amongst those who have made such a profound difference."
Gowling WLG is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity and inclusion and is proud to be a Global Stonewall Diversity Champion, working to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgender people. In February 2019, Stonewall named Gowling WLG in the top 100 places to work for LGBT+ people in the UK.
Run as a not-for-profit initiative, the British LGBT+ Awards go towards supporting a range of LGBT organisations and charities, including LGBT<25<, LBWomen, Alternative Family Week and Intersectionality.