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LGBTQ+ work

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LGBTQ+ work

BSMS has an online LGBTQ+ network group which shares resources, promotes awareness and develops ideas for events and initiatives. To join this group please email

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LGBTQ+ Network Groups

The University of Sussex and the University of Brighton are committed to Stonewall, the largest LGBTQ+ charity in Europe. BSMS staff are welcome to join either of the partner universities LGBTQ+ network groups:

University of Sussex: 

The University of Sussex aim to become a Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index by 2025. BSMS staff are welcome to join the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the Trans and Non-Binary Staff Network, please see the institutional action plan developed by these network groups that includes LGBTQ+ equality actions for a number of areas of work: For further information please see here >

To join the LGBTQ+ network groups: 

University of Brighton

the University of Brighton's commitment is high profile and actively supports a number of campaigns across the city as part of this work. As part of its commitment to achieving LGBTQ+ equality, the university aimed to rank within the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 by 2020–21 and exceeded this goal by being placed 72nd in the Workplace Equality Index 2019. For further information visit here >

To join the LGBTQ+ network group: 

  • University of Brighton LGBTQ+ network group – join here >


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


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

Local LGBTQ+ Groups

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