Definition = LGBTUA+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Undefined, Asexual, + (all other minority idenities)
Supporting LGBTUA+ Equality
This programme is led by the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team working in partnership with the LGBTUA+ Taskforce and LGBTUA+ Staff Network. The LGBTUA+ Supporter Programme is an initiative that any member of staff or student can sign up to, the programme is to empower all members of the Warwick community to create an open and inclusive environment for all colleagues and students at Warwick.
Supporters are not expected to be experts on sexuality and gender. They are simply committed to ongoing learning and examining their own biases. Supporters are a visible presence in support of the LGBTUA+ community on campus
Once you have signed up you will receive a rainbow and/or trans pride lanyard and supporter card which can be displayed in a prominent position in your office.
The programme will allow LGBTUA+ supporters, regardless of sexuality and/or gender identity, to progress equality and promote a working and learning environment where individuals can be themselves and are supported and respected.
By signing up to be an LGBTUA+ Supporter, there are a number of ways you can show your commitment, for example:
- Challenging inappropriate language, homophobic and transphobic behaviour
- Attending LGBTUA+ Events
- Getting to know your LGBTUA+ colleagues and speak to them about their experiences
- Ask yourself how you would like to be treated at work and reflect on your own values
- Be honest about what you know and what you don’t know – and don't be scared to ask
- Evaluate your assumptions about LGBTUA+ people
Meet the Supporters who have already signed up, the reasons for siging up and their commitments.
Have further questions or wish to learn more about being an LGBTUA+ Supporter click here.
Learn more about our LGBTUA+ Supporters programme from LGBTUA+ staff and Supporters in the video below:
What a Supporter is not:
• On a pedestal
• Always senior
• Heroic or extraordinary
• A saviour
• The same as all other allies
• Someone who knows all the answers
What a supporter is:
A supporter is anyone who acts to bring about positive change for people who identify differently to them!