A new organisation is aiming to help businesses here create diverse and inclusive work environments.
OUTstanding is an LGBT+ membership group that is launching an Irish branch and a new office in Dublin.
The organisation says: "Creating an inclusive culture where employees can bring their full, authentic selves to work result in a happier, more productive workforce.
"By nurturing the LGBT+ talent of the future, you develop a successful talent pipeline. Simply put, it just makes good business sense."
Its Irish membership already includes firms like EY, LinkedIn, PayPal, IBM, Eversheds Sutherland, Sodexo, Credit Suisse, State Street, Aer Lingus and the ESB.
Members get access to an annual series of programmes and events, as well as a dedicated account manager and support, tailored to the specific needs of their business.
An events series run by the organisation is made up of a range of events, showcasing role models, discussions and exploring challenges for different communities.