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What's with the rainbow flag in the AWeb logo? When did it appear? What's it for?

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By tom123
01st Jun 2021 12:09

LGBTQ+ at a guess?

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By Hugo Fair
01st Jun 2021 12:20

Is that related to QAnon+ ?

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By Duggimon
01st Jun 2021 12:20

June is Pride month, so it's time for all corporations to put a rainbow flag on everything lest they be shamed as bigots for not putting a rainbow flag on everything.

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By Hugo Fair
01st Jun 2021 12:25

Don't type "pride month 2021" into Google search ... unless you want to see something that resembles one of the old 'fake screen corruption' graphics from the 1980s.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st Jun 2021 13:04

Hugo Fair wrote:

Don't type "pride month 2021" into Google search ... unless you want to see something that resembles one of the old 'fake screen corruption' graphics from the 1980s.

Searching on "LGBTQ" produces the same colourful bunting. Very gay, in the more proper meaning of the word.

And never mind blue helicopters, I had no idea until just now that the "Q" in LGBTQ stands for "Queer". I'm astounded that somebody somewhere hasn't expressed offence at that!

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By Paul Crowley
01st Jun 2021 12:31

Let's all be woke
Biology is now a mere social construct. I now identify as a blue helicopter. Prove me wrong and you become a rotorist, or even a motorist

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By Mr_awol
01st Jun 2021 12:43

I find your choice to identify as a blue helicopter offensive. Surely you should just be a helicopter and be done with it, rather than being proud of your blue heritage.

In fact why do you have to be a helicopter at all. All aircraft matter

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By Lone_Wolf
01st Jun 2021 12:44

Racism amongst aerial vehicles is one of the greatest tragedies of our time :(

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By DJKL
01st Jun 2021 12:48

Just not good enough, you need to say what form of chopper you really are, how many rotors you have in the vertical plane and how many in the horizontal plane etc, all the guys at airports with anoraks and notebooks need this information (Guys is here used advisedly)

Personally I am a chopper with four propellers that work in the vertical plane, some lifty things on two very wide central expanes to the sides of my trunk, another shorter pair of these to the rear with a sticky up vertical one also, all these also having the lifty bits . I also have three sets of wheels and need about 1,000 metres or more of runway to get away from the ground.

And just in case you have not appreciated it, the ground is actually oppressing me, smothering my identity and making it harder for me to take off.

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By Red Leader
01st Jun 2021 13:04

Please keep your chopper out of this.

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By Lone_Wolf
01st Jun 2021 12:43

I'm glad they have put it there as until they did I simply assumed that accountingweb was run by vicious homophobes. Now that they have signalled their virtue to me I am comfortable that this is a safe place.

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By DJKL
01st Jun 2021 12:51

You are only safe provided you cannot hear either strings or Timpani.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
01st Jun 2021 12:56

Sheesh. It would be great if there was no need for Black Lives matter, and Gay Pride,
and all the rest of it, but unfortunately there is still a considerable need.

Indeed the alt-right backlash against all of this is very much alive and kicking and spewing out hate so mock if you must, but thats being part of the problem.

Nice one Aweb.

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By accountantccole
01st Jun 2021 13:12

Exactly this!
Disappointed that there is so much mockery here

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st Jun 2021 13:14

And not just Black Lives and Gay Pride, but also mocking us other ethnic minorities from poor underprivileged countries who have crossed the Channel to escape poverty and hardship for a better life ;-)

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By Mr_awol
01st Jun 2021 13:39

I'msorryIhaven'taclue wrote:

And not just Black Lives and Gay Pride, but also mocking us other ethnic minorities from poor underprivileged countries who have crossed the Channel to escape poverty and hardship for a better life ;-)

Ireland?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st Jun 2021 13:50

Mr_awol wrote:

Ireland?

Wales (we crossed the Bristol Channel ;-)

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By Duggimon
01st Jun 2021 13:16

To be clear, my first post was always intended to express the opinion that just displaying the flag isn't enough, not that it's too much.

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By Hugo Fair
01st Jun 2021 13:19

I'm not sure that typing this is sensible, but really???

Any mockery above is of the need felt by some to tick boxes and wear badges (as if that on its own changed or cured anything) ... not of the underlying defence of 'people with protected characteristics'.

If you really think that anything I've seen on this page (so far at least) is "being part of the problem" then, being charitable, you and I have a different perception of the problem - or probably of any type of problem.

Change comes through education and takes time ... blaming others never works.

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By Mr_awol
01st Jun 2021 13:42

Hugo Fair wrote:

If you really think that anything I've seen on this page (so far at least) is "being part of the problem" then, being charitable, you and I have a different perception of the problem - or probably of any type of problem.

Change comes through education and takes time ... blaming others never works.

I detest the phrase to be honest. For me, people saying others are part of the problem, is part of the problem......

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
01st Jun 2021 13:51

Online forms are difficult places to make either (a) light hearted comments, or (b) serious ones.

But the point is, it does matter when businesses stand up and support causes which - in an ideal world would not be a causes.

Deriding it as tokenism or writing it off as "woke" undermines considerably its value and is right out of the far right playbook to mock and dismiss anything progressive as "virtue signalling" or similar.

You can accuse me of being a woke snowflake millennial or something now.

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By Hugo Fair
01st Jun 2021 14:08

I think you're missing the (or at least my) point. Why on earth would I want to attach those labels to you? More importantly, why would I want to attach any generic label (pleasant or offensive) to any person?
It's the simplicity of thinking shown by those who rely on labelling that 'offends' me ... as it shows a complete disregard for what makes each of us unique.
But I let it wash over me (me being offended is my problem not someone else's) - and rely on the guidance of Mrs DoAsYouWouldBeDoneBy to get me through the day, without the strictures of those who tell me they know better!

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By Mr_awol
01st Jun 2021 13:38

To be fair, Pride is much less political than it was in the 70s, and now just a massive party. Some might argue that it's a celebration of the ability to have a party without being persecuted for it, and a small part of me agrees, but in the main it's just good fun - even for those of us who it was never explicitly 'for'.

It has, of course, had its own problems as it has evolved from 'gay' rights to LGBT, to LGBTQ++ (there may have been other stages in between of course). Ironic that it was deemed not to be 'inclusive' at various stages.

BLM is another kettle of fish. It has become a very divisive movement, and in particular "Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation" which has assumed itself to be the 'official' organisation behind the movement comes across as something of an extremist organisation which may not be the correct vehicle for creating love and harmony going forwards.

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By Tornado
01st Jun 2021 13:17

Why choose to support LGBTQ when there are literally thousands of other organisations equally deserving of support. There must be a reason which I presume will become clear in due course.

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By Duggimon
01st Jun 2021 13:24

The reasons might become clearer once you realise LGBTQ isn't an organisation.

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By Wilson Philips
01st Jun 2021 13:37

No it’s not. But the acronym is far too short - it should be at least 47 letters long

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st Jun 2021 14:06

More widely LGBTTTQQIAA ("Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asezual, Ally"). And that's not to mention Pansexuals, Agenders, Gender Queers, Bigenders, Gender Variants, Pangenders, or Pigeon Fanciers.

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By SteveHa
01st Jun 2021 13:36

Hmm. And here I was racking my brains trying to work out what it had to do with accounts and tax.

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By Richard Hattersley
01st Jun 2021 14:36

This month AccountingWEB is supporting Pride month. Over the next month you will see articles and blogs that will shine a light on and celebrate the LGBT+ community within the accountancy profession.

AccountingWEB is supporting Pride month along with the other Sift publications. You can read more about Sift's support of Pride month here: https://www.sift.co.uk/blog/sift-di-and-pride-month/

Meanwhile, let me remind everyone that AccountingWEB is a professional forum. As set out in our community guidelines, "deliberately inflammatory comments about sex, age, race, religion or politics, or any other derogatory or personal attacks will not be tolerated." (see here: https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/how-to-use-any-answers)

This is not open to debate. People who disregard these rules will face disciplinary action. For this reason, I have closed the thread.

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