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Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender Staff Network Group (ALLOUT)

Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender Staff Network Group

ALLOUT - The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender Staff Network Group

The group was relaunched in February 2010 and runs a confidential mailing list as well as organising different events at relevant points throughout the year.  As well as being consulted on policy development and review, the group has a place on the bi-annual equality, diversity and inclusion forum where any issues affecting LGBT staff can be put forward.  Members of staff (whether formally a member of the group or not) can contact the chair for confidential support and advice on any LGBT issue.  The group's Terms of Reference can be seen in the following document:

You can join the confidential mailing list by contacting:


Wednesday 17 May: IDAHOBIT.  Check out our events here

Wednesday 22 March 2017 : ALLOUT meeting in Roscoe 1.010 12.30pm - 1.30pm

February 2017: LGBT History Month. A number of different events will be took place and you can find out more here.

December 2016: Over £1800 raised for HIV & AIDS Charities through our bake sales!  Read more here 

November 2016: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR): We'll be flying the Trans Flag as well as an evening talk on India's 3rd gender

Septmeber 2016 Bisexual Visibility DayWe'll be flying the bisex flag, running an online quiz and hosting a lunchtime talk (Wed 21 Sept) with a speaker from Stonewall.  Look out for more details soon

The University is now an official Stonewall Diversity Champion!  You can read all about the benefits here.

Forthcoming Events & Activities

Next Meeting - The next meeting is Thursday June 8 at 8.30am.  To add agenda items please contact

WalkOUT - The next walk will be in June 2017.  More details from Thomas - or Anna -

Stonewall - Find out the latest on our dedicated Stonewall Page

The Proud Trust (formerly LGBTY) - discover more about the work of our 'community partner' and work we'll be doing with them on our new pages


Updated Guidance for managers on supporting LGB Staff is available here.

Updated guidance and new training for supporting Trans* Staff and students has recently been published by Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

Supporting Trans* Staff and Students Supporting Trans Staff Training


The LGBT Network Group produces a regular newsletter/weekly digest - they are archived below:

Past Events

August 2016 Pride Events  

Whilst we might not be in the parade this year, there is stil plenty happening that you can be involved in:
- A gallery display of Olympians and sports people from different backgrounds will be displayed in the Alan Turing Building, HBS Building, Ellen Wilkinson and Arthur Lewis Building for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Wednesday 24 August 1pm: Sarah Newport will host an interesting talk Q&A session about the Hirja/third gender community in India.  Read more and book tickets here 
- In addition we will have banners displayed on Waterloo Place and Sackville Street with the Rainbow flag flying at different locations - why not tweet a picture @UoMLGBT 

June 2016 We have organised a book of condolences for victims of the Orlando Shootings.  This is located in St Peter's Chaplaincy's Auditorium.  Read more here.

17 May 2016  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) - Mosaic laying followed by film screening of 'The Skinny' at St Peter's Chaplaincy.

February 2016 was LGBT History Month.  See the timetable here.

January 2016 We maintained our Stonewall WEI Top 100 ranking.  Read more here.

December 2015 Over £950 raised for HIV Charities through our World AIDS Day activities.

November 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance - As well as the Trans Flag flying on Campus we relaunched our Guidance, introduced a new Gender Neutral Toilet Map and had a very informative presentation from Sparkle

September 2015 Bisexuality Visibility Day - you can still take our quiz; We also had the bi flag flying and joined in the thunderclap!

September 2015 We have submitted to the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index - results in January 2016

August 2015 Read all about our Manchester Pride launch event and participation here

May 2015 IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) saw a special screening of the film 'Pride' with Q&A from original 'Pride' members.

February 2015 WINNERS! ALLOUT is awarded 'NW network group of the year' by Stonewall

May 2015 IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) saw a special screening of the film 'Pride' with Q&A from original 'Pride' members.

January 2015 The University of Manchester was placed 43 in Stonewall's annual Workplace Equality Index - a rise of 115 places.  Read the story here.

Training Resources

We have a number of DVD resources which can be loaned from the unit.  DVD resources are a way of raising awareness of a particular area and can be shown to a group all at once.  Each DVD come with a resource pack so that additional training can be offered.  Currently we have 3 titles available:

  • Visibility Matters - 'Jan's Coming Out' - looking at Lesbian 'coming out'
  • Visibility Matters - 'Talking Transgender'
  • Age Concern - 'Gateway to Heaven' - looking at LGBT and age

If you wish to loan any of these, please contact

LGBT and Religion

You can read a message from Chaplain Rev Ben Edson here.

If you have any questions, please mail: