Nominations now open for the 2017 OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives lists!

home new 2016

OUTstanding is a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies, please check out our video below to find out more

How we do it


We highlight role models that will inspire the next generation of leaders.

Top 50

"It’s vital that we bring LGBT executives together to share their stories & lead by example"

Lord Browne



We commission research, gather best practice and promote awareness of LGBT+ issues across the business world.


The 100 out and proud heroes of the business world


We facilitate mentoring programmes that help our members unlock their full potential.

Why we do it

Our members know the importance of diversity in our business and our society.

About outstanding
home cycle
Fact 43

43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work

source: ‘Gay in the Workplace’ survey by Gaydar

Fact 41

41% employees do not feel comfortable coming out at work

source: Centre for Talent Innovation, 2013

Fact 25

25% say they are not open to colleagues about their sexual orientation

source: Stonewall 2013

Fact 62

62% generation Y LGBT graduates at university go back in the closet when they start their first job

source: Human Rights Campaign