Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group

Information on the Terms of Reference and Members in the LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group (LEAG)

Terms of Reference

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Equalities and Advisory Group (LEAG) has its origins in a staff network set-up in 2009. The staff network, Out@UCL, was initially established as a networking group to allow staff who identified as LGBTQ+ to meet other staff within the UCL community with an aim to make LGBTQ+ equality a reality at UCL. After a series of networking events to publicise the existence of the group, we established a formalised steering committee, LEAG.

UCL's LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group is open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer staff and those interested in promoting LGBTQ+ equality at UCL

The Group is an advisory body that will:

  • Promote positive attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people and raise the profile of LGBTQ+ equality across the university
  • Promote recognition and awareness of discrimination facing LGBTQ+ staff and address any inequalities locally and internationally
  • Ensure issues of sexual orientation and gender identity are integrated into the UCL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and report on progress to the UCL Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDC) and other relevant UCL committees and groups, as necessary
  • Consider the impact of legislation on UCL policies, procedures and practices as they relate to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, both in the UK and Internationally
  • Identify any employment issues, policies, or practices that adveresly affect LGBTQ+ staff and highlight to relevant bodies
  • Liaise with other universities with a view to sharing resources and/or ideas regarding issues of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Act as an advisory body to UCL on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and work with UCL to promote best practice for supporting LGBTQ+ staff and students working internationally.

Members of LEAG are happy to speak to members of the UCL community who would like informal advice or support.

Full Terms of Reference:

For more information about membership and expectations of members, the group activities, the responsibilities of the co-chairs and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team in supporting the group, please see the document below.

Find out about the LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group Members

LEAG Members