LGBTQIA+ students and staff
Faith is an important part of many LGBTQIA+ people’s lives.
The University's Chaplaincy and Faith Support is here to support all students and staff of any faith or none, of any gender identity or sexual orientation. As a chaplaincy, we are committed to providing pastoral support to the University community in a non-partisan way, and we strive to make all of our faith spaces a safe space for everyone, including students and staff from the LGBTQIA+ community.
What does LGBTQIA+ stand for?
You might be used to seeing LGBT and LGBT+ but we've adopted LGBTQIA+ to actively include a wider part of the the community.
LGBTQIA+ stands for:
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual
and the + / plus embraces the sheer diversity and evolution of the community and can include allies, pansexual/panromantic, two-spirit, demi, questioning, non-binary and more!
Trans is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, transsexual, gender-queer (GQ), gender-fluid, non-binary, gender-variant, crossdresser, genderless, agender, nongender, third gender, bi-gender, trans man, trans woman,trans masculine, trans feminine and neutrois.
All of our chaplains are here to support students and staff from the LGBTQIA+ community. You can find individual details of our chaplains here.
We understand that contacting the chaplaincy can be daunting for some.
If you would like an initial appointment with Jo Peek, a member of our team who identifies as LGBTQIA+ use the button below to book an appointment:
Book an appointment
Resources for LGBTQIA+ people of faith
Resources for LGBTQIA+ people of faith. Stonewall provides nformation and support for LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies.
House of Rainbow
We provide support and encouragement, especially to LGBTQIA+ people of colour, that it is OK to be LGBTQIA+ and be a person of faith
Global Interfaith Commision
Aims to provide a strong and authoritative voice from religious leaders across the global faith community who wish to affirm and celebrate the dignity of all, independent of a person's sexuality, gender expression and gender identity.
We work with religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender in order to celebrate the equality and diversity of all.
Naz & Matt Foundation
Our mission is to never let religion, any religion, come in the way of the unconditional love between parents and their children.
Hidayah (هداية) means guidance.
Through our work, we support and serve queer Muslims in the UK, and across the world.
We promote social justice and education about our community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice
Imaan is a charity that supports LGBTQIA+ Muslims
A charity organisation helping to plant grass roots communities of LGBTQIA+ Christians and enabling the wider church to discover the gift of LGBTQIA+ Christians in their midst
Open Table Network
A growing partnership of communities across England & Wales which welcome and affirm people who are LGBTQIA+
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBTQIA+ Catholics.
Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision. We believe in a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
Student Christian Movement
SCM is a movement of students, past and present, responding to the call of Jesus to follow him and show the love of God on campus, in our communities and in the world.
Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQIA+ Jews and our families in Jewish life.
Sarbat’s vision is to create awareness, tackle homophobia/ biphobia/ transphobia and build bridges within and beyond our communities.
LGBT Humanists UK
LGBT Humanists promotes humanism and LGBTQIA+ equality, working to combat prejudice and discrimination against humanists and LGBTQIA+ people.
How to be an ally