Category: LGBT+

Can I come out Now?

Hi, this week we have a guest blogger, James Wood, President of the University’s LGBT+ Student Society I’m sure you know that February, is LGBT history month in the UK; it is an observation and celebration of the progress of…

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You just have to respect me.

Hi This week we have a guest blogger, Eli. Eli is a Level 6 Illustration student currently working as an intern within the team. This is a very timely post as we mark Transgender Awareness Week When you…

“Only by speaking out can we create lasting change.” DaShanne Stokes

Welcome back. We thought we would take a break in August. With holiday commitments, life at work was a little quiet. We spent the time making plans and preparing for the new academic year. Whilst there are lots…

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

Hi Given that next week celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), I thought it might be interesting to explore it’s origins. Although I have been in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion for a…

International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Hello Is it just me, or does time seem to be flying by? Another few days and it will be the end of March! As we all know, this means the legal deadline for public sector organisations to…

The Rainbow Flag and Other History

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to this week’s blog! As a History student, I have a strong belief that progress cannot be realized without an examination of where we have been. So before recognizing the distance we still have…

IDENTITY. Can You Keep A Secret.

Hi As part of our celebrations for LGBT History Month, we have another guest, well actually two, Matt Wester and Emma Mawby. Matt and Emma are both members of the LGBT Partnership Cheltenham. However, the post features their…

I am Human

Hello Tomorrow sees the start of February which, in the UK, marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month. This is a month long observance of the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. Interestingly,…

Diversity is one thing we all have in common.

Hello and welcome to this week’s post. We’ve featured our “Challenge for Change Project” over the last couple of weeks. This week we take a look at the University’s current equality objectives and other key priorities for 2017/18….