Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education

Committed to challenging all forms of prejudice, discrimination and marginalisation towards individuals and collectives in schools and colleges who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/ Questioning and others who have gender identities or sexual orientations that differ from the heterosexual and cisgender majority.

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Through our work we will provide evidence-based recommendations to support the development of LGBTQ inclusion in education.

Our research enables us to better understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in educational institutions, including the experiences of children, young people and staff. Through our research we provide voice and agency to those who have been marginalised.

Through research, professional learning, and the production of education focused resources we seek to transform the cultures of educational institutions so that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ can experience a sense of belonging through a positive affirmation of difference.


The LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award will give your school a framework for a whole school approach to LGBTQ+ Inclusion, whatever your starting point.

You will translate your school’s mission, vision and values into policies, processes and practice which support your commitment to having a rich whole school culture where all members of your school community thrive.

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Should you wish to complete the award, please complete this form: LGBTQ+ Award Booking form


Professional Development

A community of practitioners

  1. Annual research symposium

    We run an annual research symposium to disseminate our research into LGBTQ inclusion in education.

  2. Practitioners research network

    We facilitate a research network for practitioners to support the development of effective practitioner research in educational institutions.

  3. Partnerships

    We work in partnership with #LGBTed

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Join our mailing list and online community

Our online LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Online forum has been developed to create a community of LGTBQ+ Inclusion Educational Practitioners. To join for free please email us or call 0113 8128562. 

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