Welcome to the LGBT+ Staff Network pages. You can download our leaflet for ease of reference. The network was formed in May 2014, and is coordinated by a steering group made up of committed members of staff from across the University. We are pleased to be supported by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team, and by our senior sponsor Professor Yvonne Barnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research.
The network looks for opportunities to raise the profile of LGBT+ equality through key events and activities, advises the University on relevant policies and practices, and provides strategic advice on issues affecting LGBT+ staff in the workplace.
Recent examples of network activities include:
- film screenings and a trans activism panel during LGBT History Month
- information displays and flying Pride flags on all three campuses for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT), and throughout LGBT History Month
- consulting with Estates and the EDI team in the development of plans for genderless toilet facilities
- providing consultation on the development of the Gender Reassignment Guidance for Managers
- advising NTU on the design and implementation of an ‘allies’ programme
- regular social events throughout the year.
We welcome to our programme of events contributors who support our themes of celebration, dialogue and education, so if you have any ideas you’d like to run by us, please get in touch.
The name and definition of the network is intended to be inclusive. We define LGBT+ as including individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, undecided / questioning, queer, or those who self-define as any other marginalised non-normative romantic or sexual orientation or gender identity (including, but not limited to, asexual, pansexual, bigender and genderqueer), or who choose not to define their romantic or sexual orientation or gender identity. The network operates a tiered membership model, and members of staff who do not self-identify as LGBT+ but who share the aims and values of the network are also welcome to join.
Staff members who are feel they are experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment in the workplace are encouraged to report these via the channels outlined in the Dignity and Respect Policy.