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5 ways to support the trans community 

Posted on by Vic Whitehouse
At Virgin Media, we want everyone regardless of their gender identity to feel they are included and have a greater sense of belong-ing. Did you know transgender hate crimes have rise by 81% in the UK – shocking right? Today is Trans Day of Remembrance where vigils are held across the world to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of hate crime. By being an ally and using more inclusive language …

I am Keisha Meek; believe me, you’re not alone

Posted on by Keisha Meek
I am Keisha Meek and I am 27 years old. I’m a PMO Support here at Virgin Media. I felt inspired to share my story after seeing so many of our people come forward to bravely share theirs. My journey started when I was 11 years old when I got my first period. I would get horrific pain and have to take days off school. 10 years ago, the doctors told me they thought I …

I am Laura Leathwood; Out, and proud to be

Posted on by Laura Leathwood
Hi, I’m Laura, a Customer Sales Advisor based in Sheffield and have worked for Virgin Media for eight and a half years. This Inclusion Week is focused on Everyday Inclusion, the importance of feeling that you belong and identity. My identity is a massive part of my life. I only came out just over two years ago. There wasn’t any particular reason as to why, I just hadn’t explored my other options before. I love …

I am Harrison Lee; reflecting on my own identity

Posted on by Harrison Lee
In 2014, I joined Virgin Media as a door-to-door Sales rep and then moved into the Learning & Development team after about 18 months. I’ve now been at Virgin Media for nearly five and a half years. When I think about Inclusion, I reflect upon my own identity. Growing up gay was a battle for me as it was most but a battle between who I was and who I wanted to be, which just …

I am Jo Martin; proud to be me

Posted on by Jo Martin
My name is Jo Martin and I’m a Partner Manager within In Life here at Virgin Media Business (VMB). I look after some of our strategic partners within our Partner Eco System and I’ve worked here for seven years. Supporting inclusion week is so important to me, I can proudly share that I identify as lesbian and I’m also dyslexic. To me, these aren’t just words or labels, being lesbian and being dyslexic is who …