LGBT+ equality

Proud to support you

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 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, Diversity and Inclusion Team or through our staff networks.

Report abuse, harm or hate anonymously using Speak Up.

LGBT+ Inclusion Maps

We want to help you settle in and feel comfortable brining your whole self to campus and our Inclusion Planner and Inclusion Maps are here to help.

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. 

LGBT+ Breathing Spaces: The University of Plymouth LGBT+ Staff Forum has 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 become a breathing space, please email LGBTForum@plymouth.ac.uk and find your nearest breathing space.

LGBT+ Allies Network

Are you passionate about supporting your LGBT+ colleagues and students? If you identify as heterosexual and/or cisgender but still want to help the University of Plymouth address LGBT+ equality then you may wish to join our vibrant LGBT+ Allies Network!

By signing up as an ally you will receive a new rainbow lanyard to wear around campus and take part in LGBT+ Allies training so you can learn about the challenges faced by LGBT+ people and how best to support them. In addition, throughout the year you will be invited to social events, seminars and training courses to help you make the most out of your role as an LGBT+ Ally. 

Sign up here

LGBT+ support and resources

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

Local LGBT+ Groups

Stay safe overseas

Travelling overseas with a protected characteristic can sometimes be challenging and add additional barriers to the safety and enjoyment of your trip. Working with Health and Safety, our Staff Networks and UPSU we have a dedicated travel advice page to help you when planning a trip.

Read our guidance information