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Become an LGBT+ Ally in LGBT History Month

LGBT Ally postcard

February is LGBT History Month, and the University has arranged several activities to mark the month.

Colleagues are invited next week to an LGBT+ Ally information and recruitment session hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, RUSU and the LGBT Plus network.

The session will take place at Van Emden Theatre (Edith Morley) on Thursday 15 February,(12.00-13.30) and lunch will be provided.

An LGBT+ Ally is “an individual who doesn’t identify as LGBT and believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people should experience full equality, at home, in their communities, and in their places of work”.

At the session, we will hear from LGBT+ staff and students why allies are needed and will discuss what LGBT+ allies can concretely do.

You can book a place through the Employee Self Service portal or by emailing Sinead O'Flynn.

If you would like to show your support through an LGBT+ Ally postcard or LGBT+ Ally lanyard, collect one from any of our main receptions in Whiteknights House, Henley Business School, Palmer Building, London Road and Greenlands. You can also collect one from the RUSU reception.

Also coming up

Other events coming up this month are:

  • Round Table with Clara Barker (Oxford), Simon Chandler-Wilde (Reading), Alyssa Henley (SupportU), Alan Greaves (Liverpool) and Jessica Moody (ECU) on Policies and Support Strategies for LGBT+ Staff and Students in HE, 12th February, 4-5pm, Chancellor's G04. Booking by email to Katherine Harloe.
  • Public Lecture "Queer Classics: Sexuality, Scholarship, and the Personal", by Prof Jennifer Ingleheart, University of Durham, 12th February, 5.15pm, Edith Morley G27. Booking via Eventbrite.
  • Trans Awareness Training with Rosemary Taylor, 21st February, 2-4pm, Palmer 106. This popular session looks at the range and variety of people who identify in one way or another as Transgender. The variables of gender, sexuality and other aspects are explored and explained, including: What it is like to be Trans; Coming Out; Being Trans in Public; Being Trans at work; How do staff react to trans people? All with time for discussion, questions and answers. Booking by Employee Self Service.

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