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LGBT+ History Month

Strathclyde celebrates LGBT+ History month

Throughout February, we celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

As a socially progressive and people-oriented University, we value the diversity of our student and staff communities, and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive culture and environment where everyone thrives in their work and study.

LGBT+ History Month is marked across the UK throughout February as an opportunity to connect and reflect on the past and present of the LGBT+ community, celebrate LGBT+ culture and progress towards equality over time, and to explore what the lessons of history can teach us for the future.

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LGBT+ History Month playlist

Check out our LGBT+ History Month playlist on Box of Broadcast. Student and staff log-in using DS details.

Check out the playlist

Library Guide

If you are looking for resources on LGBT+ topics for study, or just queer-oriented books to read for leisure, there is a wide range available. Wonder where to get started? Try our LGBT+ History Month reading list. We welcome your feedback! Contact us at help@strath.ac.uk.

Explore our library guide

LGBT+ inclusion & support at Strathclyde

Guidance & support for LGBT+ staff & students

In 2021, Strathclyde published updated guidance on supporting LGBT+ students and staff This link opens a PDF document., designed to accompany our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy This link opens a PDF document..

This document aims to promote understanding and provide clarity on issues which may be of particular relevance to LGBT+ students and staff. It provides guidance for staff and line managers on support for students and staff and on ensuring an LGBT+ inclusive environment. Further policies and information relating to dignity and respect, safeguarding and gender-based violence are available on the Strathclyde Safe 360° hub.

StrathPride: LGBTQI+ Staff & PGR Network

StrathPride, the LGBTQI+ Staff and PGR Network, provides an opportunity to build a more diverse and inclusive university community and enhance support for and visibility of LGBTQI+ people at Strathclyde. StrathPride holds regular meet-ups, and membership is open to LGBTQI+ staff, postgraduate researchers and allies.

LGBTQI+ Staff & PhD Student Network

Strath Pride

‘Ask Alex’: trans, non-binary & gender diverse support

The University is committed to creating an environment in which all students and staff feel welcomed and valued, and in which discriminatory behaviour and harassment is not tolerated.

We recognise the unique issues faced by trans and non-binary students and staff, both in a university environment and in the wider community, and we are committed to providing support.

Our named contacts for trans and non-binary students and staff can advise and help co-ordinate support in a range of areas.

Ask Alex trans, non-binary & gender diverse support

Report & Support

We're committed to creating an environment in which all students, staff and visitors feel welcomed and valued, and in which discriminatory behaviour and harassment isn't tolerated. The University will take prompt action in response to any alleged discrimination, victimisation, or harassment based on sexual orientation, sex, gender and trans status.

If you experience or witness bullying, harassment or violence on campus and/or relating to university staff and students, you can report this via Strathclyde’s Report & Support system. Reports can be made anonymously.

Report and support

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Events

Exhibitions

  • Daily
    Feb
    2024

    LGBT+ History Art & Photography Exhibition

    The exhibition explores LGBT+ Liberation through time. It presents historical and modern-day challenges faced by the LGBT+ community through archival photographs, artworks by LGBT+ artists, and a timeline of legislative milestones. It also highlights the history of LGBT+ Black and Asian and minority ethnic individuals, their communities, and self-made safe spaces.
    Location: Level 3 of the Andersonian Library
    Time: Library hours

Training

StrathPride Member Meetings

LGBT+ Research at Strathclyde

Our faculties & departments