I have been an official University LGBT+ Ally for several years but I have always considered myself an ally and a part of the LGBT+ community. It is important to me that this is visible at work. I display the LGBT+ Allies logo in my email signature, as well as my preferred pronouns, in the hope that these small gestures make others feel comfortable and safe around me. People of all genders and sexualities should feel free to be themselves wherever they are. The LGBT+ community faces challenges and prejudice every day, and even in the UK, there is still a long way to go. I am also an advocate for better awareness and support around mental health issues and disabilities. As long as there is inequality, we need allies, and I’m proud to be able to speak up for what is right.