While I’ve always been open about my sexuality, I only recently came out as agender at work. For nearly everyone on my team, I was the first non-binary person they’d met – it was challenging to be met with so many questions, but ultimately I was glad for the chance to represent my experience to people who genuinely wanted to understand. It was that impulse that pushed me to participate in the Role Models scheme: my gender and my sexuality both inform how I live my life, and I want to be able to integrate them into my work. I’m hopeful that by being myself, quietly and consistently from day to day, I can use that visibility to encourage others to do the same.
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.
If you would like to attend the Role Model training please email:
Information for new LGBT+ Staff (PDF)