LGBT+ Staff Equality Forum

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and trans Equality Forum, working against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

University of Leicester’s LGBT+ Staff Forum has been nominated one of the Highly Commended Network Groups 2018 by Stonewall.  Stonewall's long-standing ‘Highly Commended Network Group’ accolade is selectively awarded alongside an organisation’s Top 100 ranking.  The commendation recognises the fantastic efforts of only the top performing network groups. Network groups are usually made up of passionate volunteers, so the commendation is a fantastic way to recognise their hard work and support.

Stonewall h-c Network Logo 2018

Interested in a LGBT+  Staff Equality Forum?

If you are interested in advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equalities issues then come along to one of our forums.  The forum is open to all staff and is held three times a year for one hour.  The forum reports to the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Please see below the dates of meetings taking place in 2019/20:

11 September 2019 from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

For more information and to register your interest please contact:

The forum co-chairs Hannah Congrave and Manish Maisuria

or email:

Stonewall LGBT Centre logo

Former co-chair Grant Denkinson said: Hello! I'm interested in making our university a great place to work and study regardless of your gender, sexuality or relationships. I want to solve any problems with homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. This can be done through management, Departmental Equalities Officers, HR and the Equalities Unit, using our LGBT forum or perhaps via your union. We're happy to offer a confidential and sympathetic ear and offer a little support and help finding further support. We are working with Stonewall to make many practical changes to improve the university.

I think we're doing pretty well. We help promote the university as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and trans affirmative place.

The forum are also interested in our university impact on the world: what we teach, research and publish that touches on LGBT lives.
I'd love to hear your ideas and suggestions.

University of Leicester have a social group for LGBT staff, via google groups.  To access the group you have to register to this, and is only available to University of Leicester Staff.  If you are interested in joining the social group to find out about social events, please see the following link:

University of Leicester Staff Chat

We are also on the new Yammer chat service.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

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Humaa Noori
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Dr Faye McCarthy
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Michaela Lefley
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Patrick Ward
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