I work at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the JR Site in Headington. I realised I was bisexual at a relatively young age, and despite facing a lot of negativity and phobia during my teenage years both at home and at school, it is a fundamental aspect of my identity that I’ve never wanted to fight or hide. I decided to train to become an LBGT+ Role model as being a bisexual woman in a straight marriage, I often felt as though I was ‘hiding in plain sight’ and I felt that I had a responsibility to take a stand against bi-erasure and bi-phobia by becoming a more visible member of the LBGTQ+ network at Oxford.
Being based ‘up the hill’, I know what it’s like for members to feel a bit isolated from the main body of the network in the city centre, so feel free to get in touch if you just fancy a chat, or if you need any help or information about LBGT+ or Bi specific resources – just pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come and say hello to me in person at the newly formed Headington / Old Road Campus LBGT+ lunch meet up. See you there!
If you would like to attend the Role Model training please email:
Information for new LGBT+ Staff (PDF)