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LGBT in the City: A diverse and inclusive vision

A moment of reflection

by City Press Office (General enquiries)

Staff and students will have been shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Orlando over the weekend. The thoughts of everyone at the University go out to all of those directly affected and to the LGBT+ community. City has a proud LGBT+ community and endeavours to curate a culture where all staff and students, regardless of faith, race, gender and sexuality, can come into the University to work and learn without fear of prejudice.

On Tuesday 21st June, as part of this year’s Pride festivities, City’s Staff LGBT+ forum will be hosting an event titled ‘LGBT in the City: A diverse and inclusive Vision’ with guest speaker, Francis Ray White from community interest company, Gendered Intelligence.

The event, which is open to all, will explore LGBT+ issues in the workplace and raise awareness about how managers, staff, students and personal tutors can work towards creating an LGBT+ inclusive environment. To find out more about the event or to sign up to attend, visit the event page.

A silent vigil in memory of the victims of the attack was held by the Chaplaincy recently and any student or staff member who has been particularly affected and wishes to access the University’s Counselling Services should do so by contacting:

Students: +44 (0)20 7040 8094 or email coun@city.ac.uk
Staff: +44 (0)20 7040 5999 or email ohdept@city.ac.uk

Below is a statement from City’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran:

“Both personally and on behalf of City University London, I wish to convey our deep sense of shock following the atrocity in Orlando on Sunday morning which so clearly targeted the LGBT+ community.  Our thoughts are with those affected by this act of terrorism and I wish to send our support to the people of Orlando, the families and friends of those who lost their lives and the global LGBT+ community.  We stand firmly by your side at this time and we join with you in condemning the hatred and homophobia implicit in such a terrible act”.

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