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LGBTUA+ Inclusion - Getting Started

  • Do you want to provide an inclusive culture for the LGBTUA+ community in your department?
  • Do you want to improve your knowledge to enable you to support the community and break down barriers to LGBTUA+ Inclusion and acceptance?
  • Do you want to be an effective ally?

The resources on this page will enable you to get started, have the courage to start conversations and ensure an open mindset to listen to people's experiences.

 Pronouns - Why is it important to get this right?

When someone is referred to with a pronoun (e.g. he/she/they) that doesn’t align with their gender identity, it can make them feel alienated. Getting pronouns right is a basic way to respect a person’s gender identity.

Self Education

Self Education is key to learning more about the issues and barriers faced by the LGBTUA+ community. Use the links below to access online training videos and e-learning courses.

Active Ally

Best Practice

  • Do you use Gender Neutral Language ?
  • Do you use assumed pronouns when minute taking based on a persons gender expression?
  • Have you checked your departments web pages to ensure they are inclusive?
  • Are you aware of the locations of Gender Neutral facilities and include these when hosting an event/meeting/conference?
  • Do you include your preferred pronoun on your email signature and when you introduce your self at meetings?

This Portal is a hub of resources and guidance for staff and students covering everything you need to know about being trans at Warwick.

On this page you will find information about:

Take a look at the trans-inclusive teaching guidance. This resource provides a starting point for staff and students wishing to make the student learning experience inclusive for trans & gender diverse students.

How to be an Active Supporter

  • Active listening - really listen - be open minded, be aware of your own bias, be willing to challenge your perceptions.
  • Create an open, honest and safe environment to enable conversations.
  • Be prepared to self-educate, don't rely on an individual from the LGBTUA+ community to educate you.
  • Be prepared to challenge inappropriate conversations - don't be a bystander.
  • Get involved in event planning, attend events, challenge yourself.
  • Join the Queer & Trans Pedagogies learning Circle.

If you have a suggestion for an event, or would like to be more involved in event planning please drop an email to the LGBTUA+ Events Group.