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LGBTQ+ Safe Space
Certification

LGBTQ+ Safe Space is a Certification Program for Customer-facing Companies
and Organisations
, such as the hospitality, retail, and education sectors.
 

Obtaining certification from an external, independent organisation such as Queerify highlights your unwavering commitment to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

This prestigious certification not only signals to your customers, employees, investors, and stakeholders that you prioritise these critical matters but also sends a resolute message that LGBTQ+ individuals are genuinely embraced in your premises -

where they can feel secure and valued.

After obtaining Queerify's certification, your business goes beyond being simply "LGBT-friendly." Your premises have been independently verified as a Safe Space

for LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.

As a valued participant, you will gain the privilege of proudly displaying the LGBTQ+ Safe Space logo on your website and across all your marketing channels, setting your business apart from competitors.

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The benefits of joining our program are numerous and impactful.

Here are the key advantages you can gain:

 

  1. Enhanced Reputation and Brand Image: Being certified as an LGBTQ+ Safe Space can improve a business's reputation, as it shows commitment to inclusivity and diversity, leading to positive word-of-mouth and brand loyalty.
     

  2. Increased Customer Loyalty: Studies have shown that both young and LGBTQ+ consumers tend to support businesses that actively demonstrate inclusivity. Certification can attract and retain these customers, contributing to increased customer loyalty.
     

  3. Expanded Market Reach: By openly supporting and welcoming LGBTQ+ individuals, businesses may attract a broader customer base, as allies and supporters of LGBTQ+ rights may also choose to patronise the certified establishment.
     

  4. Improved Employee Engagement and Retention: An inclusive work environment fosters employee satisfaction and productivity. A certified LGBTQ+ Safe Space can attract diverse talent and promote a positive workplace culture, leading to improved employee retention.
     

  5. Attraction of Top Talent: Organisations that prioritise diversity and inclusion are more likely to attract talented professionals who seek workplaces that align with their values.
     

  6. Mitigation of Legal Risks: Certification can demonstrate compliance with relevant anti-discrimination laws, protecting the business from potential legal challenges related to discrimination or harassment.
     

  7. Positive Media Coverage: Companies that embrace LGBTQ+ inclusivity through certification may receive positive media coverage, which can further enhance their brand visibility and reputation. It could also amplify your business’ popularity on social media.
     

  8. Long-Term Competitiveness, Resilience and Revenue Boost: Embracing diversity and inclusion is not just a fleeting trend but a strategic move for long-term success. Businesses that prioritise diversity and inclusion have demonstrated greater adaptability and resilience amid economic uncertainty. As consumers increasingly value ethical and inclusive practices, your certification can set you apart from competitors, making your business more appealing to a broader audience.
     

  9. Positive Workplace Culture: Certification promotes a positive and inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity. When employees see their organization actively supporting LGBTQ+ rights and creating a safe space, it fosters a sense of belonging, respect, and trust among the workforce. This positive workplace culture can lead to increased employee morale, collaboration, and overall satisfaction, resulting in higher productivity and better business outcomes.
     

  10. Contribution to Social Progress: By obtaining certification, businesses actively contribute to creating a more inclusive society and help foster positive social change.

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The LGBTQ+ Safe Space certification is versatile and can be applicable to a wide range of customer-facing businesses and organisations that aim to promote inclusion and provide a sense of safety for LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Examples include:

  • Pubs and bars

  • Cafes

  • Shops

  • Universities

  • Hotels

  • Fitness centres and gyms

  • Theatres and entertainment venues

  • Cultural and community centres

  • Museums and art galleries

  • Health and beauty salons

  • Travel agencies and tour operators

  • Spa and wellness centres

  • Restaurants

  • Wedding venues

  • Dance studios

  • Bookstores and libraries

  • Event spaces and conference centres

  • Campgrounds and outdoor adventure centres

  • Yoga studios and wellness retreats

  • Pet-friendly establishments

  • Amusement parks and recreational facilities

  • Art studios and creative workshops

  • Language schools

  • Gaming cafes and escape rooms

  • Cooking schools

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How to Get Certified?

 

1) Contact us using the simple form below

2) Receive a free, no-commitments quotation 
and a copy of our Standard

3) Fill in our online questionnaire about your business practices

4) We’ll assess your business against our Standard and send you some recommendations

5) Receive your LGBTQ+ Safe Space Certificate and logo to proudly display in your business and online!

Quote Safe Space form

Request a free quote

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