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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

LGBTQ+ work

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LGBTQ+ work

Statement and objectives 

The BSMS LGBTQ+ subgroup consists of academic and professional services staff members and all staff are welcome to join. The group meet regularly to share resources and ideas to promote awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues across the school. 

Objectives include:

  • To create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment for all students and staff 
  • Promote and campaign around LGBTQ+ issues across the school
  • Organise events and training workshops for staff and students about LGBTQ+ awareness


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Read our dedicated LGBTQ+ History Month webpage for 2022 to read a full list of resources and recommendations. 

Read our LGBTQ+ History Month page here >

LGBTQ+ History Month 2021 - staff recommended reading:

    • Julia Serano, Whipping Girl
    • Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees 
    • Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty 
    • Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
    • Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele, Gender, A Graphic Guide
    • Virgina Woolf, Orlando

Links to local LGBTQ+ Groups: 

Useful websites: