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LGBTUA+ Taskforce

LGBTUA+ Taskforce

This Taskforce is an advisory body which makes recommendations to the Equality and Diversity committee on LGBTUA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Undefined, Asexual and other related identities) matters.

Mandated Attendance:

Warwick staff member Co-Chairs (1 Academic and 1 PSS)

Student Co-Chair

Staff Grade 1a - 5 Representative

Staff CCSG Representative

Warwick Students' Union LGBTUA+ Officer

Warwick Students' Union Trans Officer

President of Warwick Pride

Representation from Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Representation from Warwick LGBTUA+ Staff Network

Representaion from Post Grad LGBTUA+ Networks

Representation from Warwick Students' Union

Taskforce Contributors:

Any staff or student who self-defines as LGBTUA+ may put forward points of discussion. Agenda points for discussion will be granted by the Co-Chairs of the Taskforce. Any non-LGBTUA+ staff member or student who supports LGBTUA+ equality can put forward in advance points of discussion to Taskforce meetings. Agenda points for discussion and invitations will be granted by the Co-Chairs of the Taskforce.

Code of Conduct of Taskforce meetings:

Everybody attending and contributing to a Taskforce meeting will respect and behave as set out in the Dignity at Warwick Policy and conform to the University of Warwick Regulations (in particular Regulation 29); bullying, harassment, racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, acephobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and similar forms of behaviour will not be tolerated.

In addition, all attendees must respect the confidentiality of others’ identities (sexual or romantic orientation, gender or trans identity), which includes not disclosing said identities to others without express permission. This includes ‘indirectly’ outing people through social networks via photos, statuses, etc.

Terms of Reference:

(a) To advise the Equality and Diversity committee and make recommendations on steps and initiatives to be taken by the University on LGBTUA+ matters.

(b) To engage and consult a diverse range of people within the LGBTUA+ community and their supporters.

(c) To raise awareness for the issues faced by the LGBTUA+ community at Warwick.

(d) To advocate for the welfare of the LGBTUA+ people and their supporters within the University community.

(e) To represent the needs of the LGBTUA+ community at Warwick, and hold the University to account on relevant issues.

(f) To bring about positive change for the LGBTUA+ community and their supporters at the University.

(g) To seek sources of funding for LGTBUA+ welfare and campaigning efforts.

(h) To approach the above aims with a view to intersectionality.

Contact Us:

Any enquiries please contact LGBTUA dot Taskforce at warwick dot ac dot uk