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Rainbow Rose Forum

Leeds Beckett University is a strong supporter of sexual identity and gender identity (SOGI) equality. The network acts as a staff/student voice on SOGI issues within the University’s community. We value working intersectionally with other staff/student fora and action groups across the 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.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Forum is:

  • To provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to discuss issues relating to sexual orientation including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) identity;
  • To provide support and networking and share best practice across all equality strands;
  • To assist in the monitoring and reporting on compliance with equality and diversity legislation and good practice;
  • To contribute to the development of policies directly relating to equality and diversity, and those which indirectly affect equality and diversity issues through the equality impact assessment process.

How can I join?

To join the mailing list please contact the Rainbow Rose Chair, Ian Lamond 

Rainbow Rose Forum Meet ups

  • TBC

Please confirm your attendance with Forum Chair/s in case of any changes

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Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Our University has been a Stonewall Diversity Champion since 2009 and are proud to have been recognised in the Stonewall Top 100 list of employers from 2014 to 2017. 

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Trans Support

At Leeds Beckett 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.

Yorkshire Trans* Support Network

Yorkshire Trans* Support Network is a Yorkshire based social and support group for all Trans* people, their families and friends. It runs various social groups, including one in Leeds.

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To join the mailing list please contact the Rainbow Rose Chair Ian Lammond on Alternatively you can contact the Equality inbox.

This page was last modified: 03/06/2021

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