This group has been launched by LGBT staff members who want to create an inclusive and fun LGBT+ community for staff and postgraduate researchers here at the University of Bath.
The group is open to all staff and postgraduate researchers at the University who identify as LGBT+, including people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
The group aims to provide the following:
- Social events to get to know LGBT+ staff and postgraduate researchers from varied departments across the University
- Lines of support and contacts for any LGBT+ issues in the workplace
- Representation of LGBT+ interests at University level
If you are struggling with coming out the Stonewall website may be helpful, and includes a section on coming out at work. You can also get in touch with us here at Kaleidoscope to chat things over if you need someone to talk to.
Please bear in mind that not everybody will be out at work so please be tactful if you bump into another Kaleidoscope member on campus, and do not be offended if they do not acknowledge you – it’s not personal!
If you experience or witness any form of bullying, discrimination, or harassment (whether it is linked to being LGBT+ or not) while part of the Bath community, we would advise you to access the University's Report & Support Tool. All staff, students, and visitors can report discrimination, misconduct, harassment or assault by using this tool. You can report anonymously or get support from an adviser. #NeverOK
If you have any questions or would like to get involved please get in touch!