Celebrate LGBT history month, this February

February is LGBT history month, and this year, the LGBT+ Staff Network are organising as series of events to celebrate our history and culture, open to all students and staff.

These include: a screening of the film Grandma in the Taliesin Arts Centre on 1 February; A series of blog posts covering various aspects of LGBT history and culture; information stalls on 2nd and 16th Feb in Fulton house, 12-2.30 pm, and the annual Equal Opportunities Lecture featuring Lee Gale, Director and Founder of Transbareall on 17 February, who will be discussing issues relating to transgender people and gender identity. Please show your support by visiting us at the stall, sharing the blog posts and coming along to the events. If you have a story to tell and want to contribute to the blog, get in touch! http://bit.ly/LGBTSwanseaUni

What is LGBT+?

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

Lesbian = a woman who is attracted to other women
Gay = a man who is attracted to other men
Bisexual = individuals attracted to people regardless of their gender

Transgender = someone who transitions from a man to a woman, or a woman to a man. This includes individuals who are considering transitioning and individuals who define a gender identity that is different to the person’s sex at birth.

The plus (+) relates to other sexual and gender identities, including (but not limited to) pansexual, asexual, intersex, questioning, queer, genderqueer, polysexual.