As part of the ministry’s commitment to equality and diversity and after obtaining the AFNOR Equality and Diversity labels in November 2017, Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, signed on Monday, June 25, the LGBT Charter of Commitment of the Other Circle, The association aims to combat discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Created in 2012 at the initiative of l'Autre Cercle and Accenture, this charter commits the ministry to ensure that its practices are not discriminatory for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) people, and that the benefits and rights granted in the context of the articulation of living times, conjugality, parenthood and health are well adapted and known by all collaborators.

The Ministry of Culture is the third ministry, after that of Solidarités et de la Santé and the State Secretariat for Equality between Women and Men, to sign this charter already aimed at by 88 companies and organizations.

With this signature, it undertakes in particular to:

  • ensure an inclusive work environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) people;
  • ensure equal rights and treatment for all employees, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • support employees who are victims of discriminatory statements or acts;
  • measure progress and share best practices to change the overall professional environment.

The Ministry of Culture has decided to set up the fight against all forms of discrimination, for the promotion of diversity and equality, as a priority of its human resources policy: this proactive approach also commits it toin the implementation of all its cultural policies.