13 May 2010

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Launch

We are delighted to announce the Launch of the University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) staff network.

The network will enable LGBT staff to come together, relaxed and informally, to share information, gain and offer support and, by signalling an LGBT presence on campus, ensure we maintain a fully inclusive environment in which we can each reach our full potential without fear of discrimination.

The launch will take place on Monday 17th May, 12.00pm – 1.00pm, in the Seminar Room at 301 Glossop Road and include a brief excerpt of the film ‘the celluloid closet’ with introduction and will be a chance for people to meet each other over tea/coffee and biscuits.

All LGBT staff are invited to bring along your sandwiches and attend this important inaugural meeting.

The launch date has been planned to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO was launched in 2005 to commemorate the World Health Organisation decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.

We are proud to mark this day with the Launch of our LGBT Staff Network. Other events we are holding include:
• Recognising Hate Crimes by South Yorkshire Police - Tuesday 18th May 12-1pm, Tapestry Room, Firth Court - Open to all staff and students.
• Staff & Student Counselling Seminar on the services they provide – Thursday 20th May 12-1pm, Abbeydale Room, University House - Open to all staff and students.
• Sexual Health for LGBT Groups by Eleanor Formby – Wednesday 29th September, Abbeydale Room, University House - Open to all staff and students.
• LGBT Staff Network meeting - Friday 21st May 12-1pm Seminar Room G.03 Jessop West - Open to lgbt staff only.

For further details and how to register go to:
www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/equality/involved/lgbtnetwork/seminar.html


LGBT staff are also invited to join the LGBT staff network via our uSpace group, details of which can be found at lgbtnetwork@sheffield.ac.uk. We would very much value your input to help shape the future of the group.

All staff are encouraged to look at our web pages and to keep up to date with the latest events:
www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/equality/involved/lgbtnetwork/index.html