Sexual Orientation

We value all our students, staff and visitors equally, regardless of sexual orientation, and want to create an environment in which everyone, whatever their sexuality, feels equally welcome and valued.

We're also proud to be a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion. This gives us access to best practice in policy and procedure development, networking opportunities with other organisations, and the opportunity to benchmark ourselves against competitors. It also highlights our commitment to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and students, and potential staff and students.

LGBT History Month

Every February, the college joins the rest of the UK in marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month.

In spite of advances in LGBT rights in the last few years, we still have a long way to go before we achieve equality. Worldwide, there are still eight countries where homosexuality is punishable with the death penalty and 72 other countries and territories worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex relationships.

In the UK, transgender people are more likely to experience harassment and abuse, and studies of the education system suggest that bullying is widespread amongst transgender students.

Answers to our table-topper quiz questions

1. In the last 12 months, what percent of LGBT people who visited a café, restaurant, bar or nightclub have been discriminated against based on their sexual orientation and or gender identity?

A third of trans people (34 percent).

2. In what year was the first known British trans woman to undergo reassignment surgery and have her birth certificate changed? 

1951 (Roberta Cowell).

3. Can you name three openly LGBT famous people in the UK? 

Examples you might have thought of include Stephen Fry, Allan Carr, Owen Jones, Sue Perkins, Ruth Davidson, Jack Monroe.

 

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Further information

Any questions? Please call our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team on 0141 375 5401/5402, or email us at:

edi@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk