'I am able to be me in the legal world' – a perspective on the 'safety bubble' of City law

MoFo's Salim Stephenson on the workplace challenges facing LGBTQA+ people - and the progress law firms are making

Have you ever gone to work on a Monday and told someone all about your weekend? Imagine that conversation without giving away anything to do with your sexual orientation – so nothing about husbands, wives, boyfriends or girlfriends.

Nothing about watching the Pride parade on Saturday, never mentioning your same-sex wedding on Sunday or even drinks in Soho last night – because perhaps even that would raise suspicion. I ask because the average person will never realise how much their sexual orientation or gender identity affects their lives – that is, until they try to edit it out.