Being a supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community doesn't require you to be an expert. However, whether it's doing research online or listening to other allies or LGBT+ people it involves asking, challenging and listening in order to widen knowledge. All staff are welcome to be an LGBT+ supporter.
We hope that this programme not only shows visible support for our LGBT+ students and staff, but also contributes towards improving inclusive practice in a range of areas such as in meetings, conversations with colleagues, business practices and/or teaching.
The LGBT+ Supporters Pledge
As a supporter you will sign a pledge which shows your commitment to being:
What else is involved?
The programme doesn't end there, you will be invited by the LGBT+ Staff & Student Networks to Bristol Pride in July and LGBT+ History Month events every February. Additonally, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team will contact you every 6 months to ask about the contributions that you have made in your work as a supporter.
How can you get involved?
The next supporters sign up date is TBC
The agenda will include:
- Introduction – Robert Kerse (COO)
- LGBT+ research in the Workplace and Higher Educaiton - Stonewall
- The importance of LGBT+ inclusion to study and work – LGBT+ Staff & Student Network
- How to be an LGBT+ Supporter – EDI Team
- Sign up to the be an LGBT+ Supporter and collect resources
- Sign the pledge
If you can't attend the dates please email firstname.lastname@example.org to show your interest and we'll invite you to the next session.
LGBT+ Support Resources
LGBT+ Supporters Programme
LGBT+ Role Models
See photos of the launch here