LGBT+ equality

Celebrating diversity

Discrimination and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation or transgender status are unacceptable and not tolerated at the University of Plymouth. We aim to create an environment that welcomes all and celebrates everyone for who they are. 

We are a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion, we are continuing to climb the ranking of LGBT+ friendly employers and we sponsor Plymouth Pride in August every year and host Pride on Campus every May along with the Students Union. As well as this we are here to offer practical support and guidance to all LGBT+ staff and students either through our equality office or through our staff and student networks.

The University LGBT+ forum is here to support all LGBT+ staff with work related issues, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic abuse, microaggressions, etc. 

If you experience harassment, bullying or intimidation we can support you; either contact a Dignity and Respect Advisor or email

Gender-neutral toilets

The University of Plymouth supports our Trans and non-binary staff and students in using the toilets they feel most comfortable in. You have every right to feel safe in the toilet you choose.

If you would prefer to use a gender-neutral toilet then use this map to find your closest one. Bullying, harassment and discrimination is never tolerated; if you experience any problems or have any concerns then contact us at

Find your nearest Breathing Space

Research carried out by the Stonewall organisation found that members of the LGBT+ community have a higher than average prevalence of mental ill health which can be attributed to a range of factors such as discrimination, isolation and homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

The University of Plymouth LGBT+ Staff Forum have launched a network of Breathing Spaces across campus to allow any LGBT+ person to go somewhere quiet to pause, relax and decide what to do next. 

If you would like your work area to becoming a Breathing Space, please email to get more information. 

Pride in Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a very proud sponsor of Pride in Plymouth and it's Annual Pride Festival on The Hoe where thousands of people come together to celebrate LGBT+ pride.

Find out more about Pride in Plymouth

Plymouth LGBT Archive

The Plymouth LGBT Archive is an award-winning community archive that is shining a light on the rich life and histories from the Plymouth LGBT communities past and present. The University of Plymouth is delighted to be a partner of the Archive.

Find out more about Plymouth LGBT Archive