I am Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston and I am a DPhil student in the Faculty of English and a tutor on LMH’s Foundation Year programme. I joined the Role Models programme to raise the visibility of gender queer people in Oxford, and to think about how best to educate others about LGBTQ+ issues in a friendly and inclusive manner. Having studied here as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate, I was nervous about how people who had known me personally and professionally as a cis man in the institution would react to my new identity. A large part of finding the confidence to be myself came from the support and encouragement I received from other members of the community, and from the example set by people by LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues. As a Role Model, I hope to offer the same sense of safety, support, and inclusivity in my teaching practice and in my interactions with staff, students, and friends throughout the university.
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Information for new LGBT+ Staff (PDF)