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Queen Mary's Trans Inclusion Approach

We want to create an environment where trans people can be themselves and are treated with kindness, dignity and respect. 

Our Trans Inclusion Statement of Commitment 2022 [PDF 237KB] lays out the University’s balanced approach and position with specific regard to trans inclusion. It is the synthesis of various legal duties Queen Mary is obliged to take due consideration of, and further incorporates our Values (Inclusive, Proud, Ambitious, Collegial, Ethical).

What can you do to support the trans community at Queen Mary? 

Read and share our Being a Trans Ally Leaflet [PDF 87KB]find out what we mean by ‘trans’ and what you can do to be a trans ally.  

Read and share our Pronouns Matter Leaflet [PDF 86KB]: find out what pronouns are, how to use them, and why they matter as well as how you can show your support for gender diverse staff and students. 

Wear a pronoun badge. Pick yours up from HR, Mile End or contact  

Read and share our LGBTQA+ Glossary of Terms [PDF 280KB]

Download our Gender Neutral Toilet Map [PDF 2,694KB] of the Mile End campus.

External Resources


Community safety charity for LGBT people giving advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  Galop also supports LGBT who ecounter problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

A UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Gendered Intelligence (GI)

A not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Their aim to increase understandings of gender diversity. GI work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives, specialising in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.


Supports young gender variant people

Press for Change (PFC)

PFC is a key lobbying and legal support organisation for Trans people in the UK. They provide legal advice, training, and research for trans people, their representatives. PFC has workrd regularily with the government and partner trans organisations to inform government legislation affecting the trans community. 


The UK's leading charity working to promote equality for LGBT people across the globe. 

To get to grips with LGBT terminology, visit Stonewall's Glossary of Terms.

Sign the pledge to Come Out for LGBT 

Stop Hate UK


Switchboard is a helpline provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT

Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum


A trans led, voluntary organisation that works with trans people to explore feelings and decisions around bodies, sexual health and intimacy. TransBareAll believes in improving the health and wellbeing of trans people and provide a space for trans people to discuss and explore things that impacts their lives.


An open-access central resource for information on supporting trans applicants, students and staff in HE and FE. The TransEDU project is funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.


A comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. TransUnite connects you to a network of groups throughout England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland and can be split into physical local and online groups.

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