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Homophobia and the City [UK] [scroll down to second article]
Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK], Published on: 8 March 2006
The City of London's biggest banks and trading houses may be making all the right noises in public about their anti-discrimination initiatives, but homophobia is still rife throughout many offices...according to gay and lesbian campaign group Stonewall...[The] Workplace Equality Index, published in January, showed the world's second biggest bank [HSBC] had scored highly, ranking 24th in a league table of the top 100 "gay-friendly" employers. Others to rank in the top 30 were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays, UBS and - jointly ranked ninth among the 164 UK employers which took part - JP Morgan Cazenove and Credit Suisse First Boston. All had actively sought to be included in the Stonewall survey, keen to publicise their diversity credentials. Points were scored for such initiatives as gay and lesbian support groups and regular diversity training.