The penny drops podcast: Pride month and LGBT+ finances

For many countries around the world, June marks Pride month, which sees the LGBT+ community celebrate in a number of different ways.

In this month's episode we talk about why Pride and the events associated with it are still so important today and touch on some of the financial issues and barriers faced by LGBT+ people across key life stages.

What will we be talking about?

  • Why Pride is celebrated and the celebrations taking place
  • Common financial problems experienced by the LGBT+ community
  • Creating a more inclusive workplace environment for LGBT+ people
  • Key financial milestones, including renting or buying a property, relationships, marriage and civil partnerships
  • The financial implications and considerations for starting a family
  • Key issues faced by the ageing LBGT+ demographic, including pensions and retirement
  • Where to go for further support and guidance on financial issues

Who is our guest?

Our guest is Paul Martin OBE, the CEO of the LGBT Foundation, a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

All views and opinions expressed in the podcast are those of the guest and not of Royal London.

Where can you listen?

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How can you find more information?

Royal London recommends you seek professional independent financial advice before making financial decisions. Learn more about the value of financial advice.

You can also find lots of helpful information on the following sites:

General information and guidance

This episode was recorded during the coronavirus outbreak. For the latest information on financial support and benefits, visit

Please note that all topics discussed in this episode can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Any figures quoted were accurate at the time of recording.