Resources for LGBTQ+ students

We have compiled the list of resources below to help LGBTQ+ students who are considering studying or working abroad during their studies to research their options.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) offers advice on local laws and customs for 225 countries, including specific advice for LGBTQ+ people

Stonewall Global Briefings include details of local LGBTQ+ organisations, Prides, websites and other resources, broken down by region and by country. There is also Stonewall's website.

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) Abroad has resources for LGBTQ+ students and allies

Go has a downloadable LGBTQ+ "Guide to Study Abroad"

Global Gayz has over 190 countries' worth of stories and advice for LGBTQ+ students

The ILGA has maps for sexual orientation laws so you can easily check the situation in countries of interest

NYU Student-to-Student Guide: LGBT (written by students)

State-Sponsored Homophobia Report (published annually by ILGA)

Other external links collated by the LGBT+ Staff Network at the University of Sheffield

The LGBT+ Student Committee at the University of Sheffield

Articles and blogs

LGBT travel index puts Sweden top, and warns against some popular destinations

What You Need to Know as an LGBT Teacher Abroad

Diversity Abroad: Tips for LGBT Students Abroad – Insights from my Studies in Paris


Global Opportunities: LGBTQ+ students workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019
  • Time: 2 - 3:30pm
  • Location: Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 1

This event is open to allies and we welcome interested students and members of staff to attend.

Download a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation