Trans Day of Visibility 2020
Tuesday 31 March marks Trans Day of Visibility.
Trans Day of Visibility aims to raise awareness and celebrate accomplishments of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people
The annual event is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.
Trans Day of Visibility recognises the diverse group of trans people of all genders, sexualities, ages, disabilities, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and trans people at all stages of their transition.
And there are plenty of ways for staff to get involved in the celebrations.
Anja Komatar, Co-Chair of the Universitys LGBT+ Staff Network, said: "During the past year, the LGBT+ Staff Network has worked with the University to progress trans inclusion in a number of ways. These include having adopted Transleeds as our charity of the year, establishing monthly trans, non-binary and intersex meet-ups, and holding a vigil at the Chaplaincy to mark Trans Day of Remembrance.
It is important that we continue to provide visible and practical support for our trans community, and I am proud that the network is leading the way in this."
Trans role models
Visible role models are important at Leeds, and they can help to encourage, influence and develop others.
The role model network highlights how important it is for trans staff and students to see people like them at all levels around campus to demonstrate it is possible to be comfortable and successful at work without compromising on who you are.
Read more from our inspirational trans role models.
If you would like to feature on the LGBT+ role models webpage, get in touch with the Equality Policy Unit.
University Trans Equality Policy and Guidance
Leeds celebrates and values the diversity of its staff and students the employment and inclusion of trans people at all levels of responsibility, and trans students within our community, enriches our University environment.
To support this, Leeds has developed a Trans Equality Policy in 2017.
It sets out our commitment, intent and principles for trans equality, and it applies to all our prospective applicants for employment and study, employees and students, contractors, visitors and partners.
In collaboration with staff and students, we have also developed Guidance to support our trans staff and students, which provides practical guidance to support the implementation of the Trans Equality Policy.
We are currently reviewing the policy and supporting guidance, in collaboration with our trans community, and will publish this in due course.
Trans, non-binary and intersex meet-up
A trans, non-binary and intersex staff meet-up group has recently started at the University.
This is open to PGR students and staff. Please email for further details.
There are a range of organisations and resources offering further support and guidance for staff and students, including:
- LGBT+ Staff Network
- LGBT+ Student Society
- Trans Awareness Resources
- Gender Neutral Toilets across campus
- Policy on Dignity and Mutual Respect
- Family friendly policies
- Dedicated support from Stonewall
For questions about the information on this page, please contact the Equality Policy Unit.
Posted in: University news