Creating welcoming and safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community across hospitality.
GigRealm is proud to partner with Ask for Clive; a charity that works with venues to promote inclusion and to create welcoming spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. Ask for Clive work directly with pubs and venues across the UK, providing training and guidance to create these safe spaces and encourage reporting.
How does it work?
- Venues display the Ask for Clive sticker on their door to let people know that ‘Everyone is Welcome Here’ and that discrimination will not be tolerated.
- They provide a briefing pack for venues to use to train staff in the event that any form of discrimination or hate crime is observed or reported.
- Ask For Clive also provides event concepts throughout the year including Pub Pride, which encourages pubs can take part in hosting events to show their support whilst being able to put something on that entices a wide range of customers through their doors.
Ask for Clive Co-Founder and Chair, Danny Clare said: We welcome collaboration with like-minded partners, and are pleased to work with GigRealm to support LGBTQ+ artists and entertainers to gain access to great events, whilst ensuring they remain safe spaces for both the performer and customer. Our annual Pub Pride event is held in many venues across the UK and this relationship will further enable our partner venues to deliver an authentic experience for all.
GigRealm Co-Founder, Tom Brady said: “GigRealm is fully committed to supporting those within the LGBTQ+ community who are made to feel unwelcome in their local pubs and bars. As a member of the community myself, I know all too well the challenges we can face and it’s great to see that there is support available to help venues tackle these issues. This new partnership will provide venues on GigRealm with access to the fantastic resources Ask for Clive can offer them. Just placing a sticker in your window can make all the difference. Our pubs and bars are fantastic places to be and for many are the beating heart of our communities. Somewhere all should feel welcome.”