LGBTQA+ History Month
Queen Mary is proud to be celebrating LGBT+ History Month, with an exciting programme of events to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQA+ communities.
Hello everyone and happy LGBTQA+ History Month 2022!
Every February as a community we mark and celebrate LGBTQA+ History Month.
Queen Mary is proud to be part of the annual celebration of LGBTQA+ History Month, joining universities, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers, with a programme of events and activities to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQA+ communities and championing LGBTQA+ inclusion. This year’s official theme is ‘Politics in Art’ and throughout the month we have a number of wonderful activities and events that explore this theme. You can find more about the different events happening across Queen Mary by looking at our events programme.
At Queen Mary we want to promote and champion the welfare and wellbeing of all our LGBTQA+ staff and students. We take this opportunity to continue to raise awareness of and educate ourselves and our community about the issues people from the LGBTQA+ community face. Please join me in celebrating LGBTQA+ History Month and supporting staff and students to look after their wellbeing.
- Shelia Gupta, Vice Principal of People, Culture and Inclusion
LGBTQA+ support for staff and students
Advice and Counselling - Advice and Counselling provide a range of specialist, professional and confidential services to support students with financial, welfare, legal, emotional and psychological issues.
Togetherall - Queen Mary University of London offers all its staff and students access to an online support service called ‘Togetherall’. Togetherall offers unlimited, 24/7 accessible online support – you can connect with peers, chat online to clinicians, use self-help resources, join groups or take self-assessments. To join Togetherall follow this link and sign up using your Queen Mary University of London with your university e-mail address.
Employee Assistance Programme - The employee assistance programme is a free, confidential service that provides a wide range of support for staff around help balancing work, family and personal life. Available anytime, any day, by phone, email or online, the service provides information, resources, referrals and counseling on any issue that matters to you.
Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum - a project that aims to bring together LGBT+ people (and allies) who live, work, study or socialise in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to discuss and have an influence on issues which affect the local LGBT community, as well as network, socialise and meet other local LGBT people.
MindOut - MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.
East London Out Project (ELOP) - ELOP is a local charity to QMUL. It is a lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, with core services including counselling and young people’s services.
London Friend - London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We are here to support the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London.
Mermaids - Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. Transgender and gender-variant children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity.
For anyone who might need urgent help, please keep a note of the helplines below:
LGBT+ Switchboard: 0300 330 0630
Galop - 0800 999 5428 (LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline)
Samaritans - 116 123
Mindline Trans+ - 0300 330 5468
LGBT Foundation - 03453303030