HSBC is taking part in parades and decorating buildings to mark Pride this month

HSBC is joining employees and customers around the world in showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality this month.

Hundreds of HSBC staff, family and friends are set to take part in Pride parades across the Philippines, Canada, the UK and the US. The bank is also sponsoring floats at the parades in London and New York, and decorating branches on parade routes.

We are proud that so many of our colleagues are getting involved in Pride events

The bank’s involvement is led by our LGBT Pride network, one of seven global employee groups at HSBC focused on creating an inclusive working culture.

Colleagues have been taking part in candlelit vigils for those killed and injured in an attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, US earlier this month. Many Pride events will include a moment of silent reflection to honour and remember the people who lost their lives.

Noel Quinn, Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC, said: “Now more than ever it’s vital that we show our solidarity with LGBT colleagues and customers around the world. We are proud to support all our customers’ hopes, dreams and ambitions, and that so many of our colleagues are getting involved in Pride events.”

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