I joined the Role Models programme because I believe everyone deserves to be honest about who they are at work, and that doing so makes us all happier, healthier, and more productive. I’ve been out as a bisexual woman for my entire adult life, but haven’t always felt comfortable discussing this with colleagues. Meeting more out and proud people both professionally and socially has really encouraged me to be honest about my sexuality in my professional life, and I’d love to return the favour by increasing LGBTQ+ visibility within the University – our community has done incredible things, and we should be proud of them. I also believe that little things can make a huge difference; it’s amazing how many productive and interesting conversations a rainbow flag on a pin board can start.
If you are a new member of staff who is LGBT+ and would like to know more about Oxford and the University from an LGBT+ perspective, please do get in touch.
I am also a trained mentor and would be happy to mentor LGBT+ members of staff within the University, especially support staff. Email: email@example.com.