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Friends of Out@UCL

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 many LGBTQ+ people feeling alone with no one to turn to. 

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 people to become a ‘Friend’ of Out @UCL. 

By becoming a friend of Out@UCL you’re agreeing to be an active ally, visibly displaying your support using our ‘Friend of Out @UCL’ stickers. Your commitment will help to make UCL a safer, more supportive place to work and study, and for this we would like to thank you.

Friends of Out @UCL Training

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. 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 people 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 equalities@ucl.ac.uk

Sign Up to Email Network

If you are an LGBTQ+ UCL Staff member and want to join the Out @UCL network please visit the sign up form

If you would like to join the Friends of Out@UCL network please visit the sign up form.  

You will need to use your UCL email address to join either of the networks.

Senior Management Team 'Friends' Statements

See statements from UCL's Senior Management Team who are Friends of Out @UCL.