Sexual Orientation

Below are links which may be useful:

BiCon UK

BiCon is the annual UK convention for bisexuals and their partners, families, friends and allies. It's a safe space where you can feel truly confident about being 'out' as bisexual, without fear of prejudice or being mistreated. 

BiCon is a not-for-profit event, run each year by volunteers from the bi community. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, share experiences and make lifelong friends. With social activities, discussion groups, dancing and partying - as well as plenty of opportunities for quieter chatting and sharing experiences - there's something for everyone.

Leicester LGBT Centre 

Leicester LGBT Centre recognises that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face many forms of discrimination and prejudice which can affect the opportunities to be involved, included and valued in society as equals. The Centre exists to provide a safe social and support space, deliver high quality professional services that are responsive to the needs of the local community and challenge the inequality created by society.

Midland LGBT

Whether you are an employee or an employer, here you can find resource for all things Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans in the workplance.  Advice on company policies on LGBT issues, understanding of the law, or just someone to talk to about being LGBT at work.  They also support a number of local 3rd party events.


This group is open to anyone studying or working within education in its widest sense who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgendered or questioning, and also to those interested in diversity and inclusion who want to learn more about tackling homophobia in education.


Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against  Section 28 of the Local Government Act.  Section 28 was a piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising gay people it also galvanised the gay community.

The aim from the outset was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay men and bisexuals from ever occurring again. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and now has offices in England, Scotland and Wales.

University of Leicester Students' Union LGBTQ Association

Aim to bring together and represent UoL students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans* and Queer/ Questioning, as well as non-LGBTQ allies. 

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