LGBTIQ+ Staff Network


Useful information

What does LGBTIQ+ mean?

LGBTIQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Plus (+) which represents other sexual identities.

For more LGBTIQ+ community related terms and a glossary of definitions, please visit Stonewall.

What is the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network and what do they do?

The University LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network support the strategic aim of being a University where each person is respected equally and where diversity is embraced. The group will meet regularly as a staff support network and also assist the University with reviewing progress against the University’s LGBTIQ+ Equality Objectives and to share best practice.

Key responsibility of the network:

  • To promote awareness raising initiatives e.g. campaigning for Zero Tolerance against Homophobic, Transphobic and Biphobia Bullying and Harassment
  • To promote LGB&T+ equality and inclusion, through training and Reverse Mentoring
  • To provide a forum for discussing appropriate issues
  • To provide support and networking
  • To raise issues in a safe environment
  • To contribute on policy development and Equality Impact Assessments
  • To meet a number of times a year
  • To organise social events to celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • To contribute to staff development, graduate development, leadership and career progression
  • To share best practice and provide support and advice to other cross sector LGB&T+ Networks on being a Stonewall Diversity Champion

LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network Terms Of Reference

How to join the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network

If you are a member of LJMU/JMSU Staff whom identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Plus (+) and would like to join the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network, please email your request to equality@ljmu.ac.uk.

You will then be added to the network mailing list and will receive relevant communications and invites to related meetings/events. 

Equality Allies

If you are a member of LJMU/JMSU staff and are keen to support LGBTIQ+ Equality, you can join the "LGBTIQ+ Equality Allies" mailing list, where you will receive relevant communications including invites to related events and a select number of LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network meetings per year. 

To become a "LGBTIQ+ Equality Ally", please email your request to equality@ljmu.ac.uk.