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Celebrating our trans community

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Join us for Transgender Day of Remembrance and upcoming diversity and inclusion training.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is marked each year on 20 November. It is a day on which we celebrate our trans colleagues and students, but also remember those affected by violence against the trans community in the UK and beyond, particularly over the last year. We will mark the day by a short virtual ceremony and flag-raising at 10:00 as follows.

Virtual flag-raising ceremony and speeches

Friday 20 November, 10:00 - 10:45, online

This event is hosted by Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and UEB LGBT+ Champion, Rachel Wates, RUSU Diversity Officer, and Dr Allán Laville, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. It will feature short speeches from staff, students and guests, and a reading of the names of some of those individuals worldwide who have suffered death from transphobic violence in the last year. All staff and students are welcome to join us to mark this occasion and pay our respects.

Please complete this short form to register.

Becoming a UoR LGBT+ Ally: Information and Recruitment session

Wednesday 18 November, 12:30 - 13:30, online

The session will cover what an LGBT+ ally is, why they are important and how participants can be good LGBT+ allies.  All staff and students welcome.

You can register for the session using this online form.

Transgender Inclusion Training

Friday 20 November, 11:30 - 13:30, online

This 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? With time for discussion, questions and answers.

For staff: please book your place via UoRLearn (university log-in required). 

For students: Booking via email to

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