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Many of the firms and chambers who are championing LGBT+ diversity appear to be magic or silver circle firms. Those in the profession or support services (paralegals, admin etc) who did not attend Oxbridge or Russell group universities and are working for poor pay in Legal Aid small or medium sized firms may not have the work-based support or active policies at said firms, and where attitudes may be entrenched somewhere between 1837 to the 1980s. Indeed, if one identifies as 'B' on the spectrum, and is not 'out' there is 'taboo' issue, even within the LG branches. So if one's situation is precarious, and one isn't working or working and underpaid, and still living 'at home', there are other struggles; not being able to be open to one's relatives, no support network at work, no access to local groups if one lives in suburbia, not being able to inquisitive, helicopter relatives say where one is going of an evening (to a group) and other related matters. So, being in a precarious situation, not being settled in one's career, and still living like a student, and not being in a strong enough position to be partly or wholly 'out' (especially if one is 'B', or 'T') are additional burdens to contend with. Due to one being under effective surveillance at home (in the sense that others at home know one's movement), even having the desire to volunteer at LGBT groups is not an option, especially when the priority is to seek stable employment in a profession that is under assault by government policy , austerity and Legal Aid cuts. The advance in LGBT support in the profession is welcome and reassuring, but for those who are LGBT and who are far from 'just about managing' have economic issues to contend with also.

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