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Inclusive for all

Our university's LGBT group is a network for matters related to sexual orientation equality and is open to all staff and students.

Leeds Beckett University is a strong supporter of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) equality. The network acts as a staff/student voice on SOGI issues within our university’s community. We value working intersectionally with other staff/student fora and action groups across our university, with strong links to LGBTQIA+ networks in the wider community and other higher education institutions in Leeds.

LGBTQIA+ is a common abbreviation that embraces a matrix of various sexual orientations and gender identities, the letters stand for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual/Pansexual, Trans, Queer/Genderqueer, Intersex and Agender/Asexual/Ally, with the + indicating that the list is far from complete.

If you would like to work with us or join our mailing list please contact the forum's Chair.

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  1. Trans support

    At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to gender identity equality and value the diversity of our university community. Our Code of Practice on Trans Equality and Gender Identity sets out our responsibilities for trans students and staff. You can find out more information on our Trans Support page.

  2. Pronouns awareness

    Pronouns have become more commonly discussed in recent years with the rise in visibility of various identities, and the growing awareness of the fact that people may not identify with the gender assigned at birth, or with any gender at all. Find out more on our pronouns page. 

Staff and students perform a poem written by Trudy Howson, LGBT Poet Laureate

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2021

To mark the day colleagues and students from LBU have been given permission by the LGBT poet laureate to record her IDAHOBIT poem (above.) You can find out more about IDAHOBIT by reading this blog article by Dr Ian Lamond.

The making of 'Mathew & Me'

The making of 'Mathew & Me'

In this short documentary Professor David Carless talks about his one-man show ‘Mathew & Me”, about song-writing, sexuality, same sex attraction and growing up in the hegemonically masculine world of sport. Here he shares insights about how music and songs provide a medium through which others can access or share feelings of silence, isolation, shame and challenge homophobia.

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer / School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

Ian is an events researcher examining the conceptual foundations of event studies. His research interests intersect cultural studies; sociology; political/social theory, and anthropology. His work encompasses events of dissent; creativity and protest; events marking the end of life, and events of the 'other'.

Get in touch with the Equality and Inclusion Team