It makes me prouder than I can say to see the very visible statements made by Swansea University to demonstrate their commitment to LGBT+ equality and inclusion. I am coming into my tenth year working for this organisation, and there have been many changes, but the most significant for me is the strong and united approach to making this a really positive place to work and study.

This year, our Staff Network has received a Highly Commended, once again, in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, which makes us feel glad that we work as hard as we do to make this a better place. This year also, we are proud to have worked very closely with the Swansea University Students’ Union, and the Chaplaincy a partnership which has seen us develop a much wider range of events to commemorate the complex history and celebrate the beautiful diversity of LGBT+ people. The list of events and activities we are planning is below. Please share with anyone and everyone.

 

Blog Series – Throughout #LGBTHM19 we will be posting a series of blogs about our work, ideas, histories, identities and more.

Role Models – Our LGBT+ Role Models pages will be published showing visible and active leaders in our community

Rainbow Grow*
12-2pm, Mon 11th Feb – Engineering Central, Bay
12-2pm, Mon 18th Feb – Fulton House, Singleton
Join us as we plant rainbow shards to grow some wonderful colourful plants and talk about all things LGBT+. Plus, it’s entirely free.

*Icons and Allies Exhibition*
Thurs 14th-Mon 18th Feb – Bay Campus Library
Mon 18th Feb – Sun 24th Feb – Taliesin, Singleton
Drop in and take a look at some fantastic icons and allies with in the LGBT+ community in Wales and learn about all the things they’ve achieved.

*Tooters Special*
10pm, Friday 15th Feb – Rebound, Singleton
You guessed it. Tooters as you know it is being taken over by rainbows. Wear your most colourful outfit and celebrate the month!

*Faith and Sexuality Discussion*
6pm, Tuesday 19th Feb – Taliesin
Pro- Vice Chancellor, Martin Stringer, will be giving a talk about faith and sexuality at this free event.

*Open Mic Night*
8pm, Thursday 21st Feb – JCs, Singleton
Come and read poetry, sing, tell jokes and discuss your experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. Or if you’d prefer, just come and listen!

*SUSU Pride*
2-5pm, Friday 22nd Feb – JCs
Local politicians and LGBT+ activists will be talking on a discussion panel and answering any of your questions.

*SUSU Pride Presents: Bingo Lingo*
8pm, Friday 22nd Feb – Fulton House Refectory
Bingo Lingo is BACK! Think great music, lots of dancing, and some whacky prizes.

February 4th, 2019

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