Being a Friend of Out @UCL
Many LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, plus other marginalised sexual orientations and/or gender identities) staff and students don't always feel supported or understood by their peers/colleagues. Historical and present day experiences of invisibility and discrimination can result in some LGBTQ+ people feeling alone with no one to turn to.
Out @UCL wishes to create an inclusive environment where LGBTQ+ staff, students and visitors can be themselves, which includes feeling comfortable enough to be out. We're doing this by asking people to become a 'Friend' of Out @UCL
By becoming a friend of Out @UCL you're agreeing to be an active ally, visibly displacing your support using 'Friends of Out @UCL' stickers. Your commitment will help to make UCL a safer, more supportive place to work.
Friends of Out @UCL Training
Many LGBTQ+ staff and students don't always feel supported by their peers/colleagues. UCL's LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group (LEAG) and Out @UCL, wish to create an inclusive environment where LGBTQ+ staff, students and visitors can be themselves, which includes feeling comfortable enough to be out. We're doing this by asking them to become a Friend of Out @UCL and offering training for UCL staff interested in learning how to become proactive LGBTQ+ allies.
Our training aims are
- To better understand the role of being an LGBTQ+ Ally
- To gain confidence in identifying and challenging behaviour and language that is offensive to LGBTQ+ staff and students
- To raise awareness and champion LGBTQ+ equality.
If you would like to sign up to attend this training please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up to our Email Network
If you are an LGBTQ+ UCL Staff member and want to join the Out @UCL network please visit the sign up form.
You will need to use your UCL email address to join either of the networks.