The LGBTQ+ Network for Staff at the University
Bedfordshire recognises the importance of networks in creating a positive, safe and open working environment for staff and have made a commitment to setting up an LGBTQ Staff network open to any staff member, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our initial aim is to fully support LGBTQ staff to help the diverse University that we are to grow into an even better organisation that all staff are truly proud to work for and students truly proud to study at. A place where everyone feels free to express themselves and can achieve their full potential.
This week is World AIDS day and we shall be handing out ribbons in Park Square Costa Luton and Gateway Bedford on Wednesday 1 December.
This World AIDS Day, we remember those we’ve lost, join in solidarity with people living with HIV today, and transform the future for everyone by ending HIV transmissions.
This year, we're highlighting the importance of HIV testing. Testing is key to ending HIV transmissions. The sooner people know their status, the quicker they can get on to treatment. Effective treatment helps people to live long, healthy lives with HIV and means they can't pass the virus on.
Find our more at THT.org.uk
Watch our panel event - LGBTQ+ Football Equality
Watch our Beds Talk on Delivering LGBT themes within Relationships & Health Education (RSE) in Primary School
LGBTQ History Month with Lieutenant Caroline Paige
In February 2021 we had the pleasure of Lieutenant Caroline Paige attending a coffee morning. She spoke to staff and students on the challenges of being trans in the British forces and how she helped to shape policy and influence change.
LGBTQ History Month - Netflix Watch party
We invited staff to join us for a watch party, where we could come together and have a good chat while watching "The Boys In the Band".
LGBTQ History Month - The Big Queer Quiz
Staff, along with their friends and family, were invited to form an online team and put their LGBTQ knowledge to the test.