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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 renamed ALLOUT in 2013.

ALLOUT is fully inclusive and welcomes all Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual, Trans, non binary staff as well as anyone who may have an interest or wish to support colleagues, friends and relatives.  We also encourage those with 'multiple identities' or people questioning their sexual orientation to find out more and to join in the work and activities of ALLOUT.

We run 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 can contribute to the equality, diversity and inclusion leadership committee 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:


May 2021: Once again we marked IDAHOBLIT

April 2021: It was Lesbian Visibility Week - see what we did here: Lesbian Visibility Week

March 2021: We marked Trans Day of Visibility with various activities: TDOV

February 2021: We had a full timetable of events for LGBT History Month

December 2020: University Finishes runner up in Pink News Awards for LGBT Inclusion: StaffNet Article

November 2020: we collaborated with St Peter's House and the UoM Trans campaign to deliver a respectful event commemorating those who have lost their lives due to transphobia: UoMTDOR event 

September 2020: We produced a new page for BiVisibility Day

August 2020: Pride activities - more details on our dedicated Pride pages

May 2020: Our IDAHOBIT activiites moved online with a documentary screening and social event.  We also produced a page of resources

March 2020: We marked Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) with this article and produced a page of resources

February 2020: We had a full timetable for LGBT History Month

Forthcoming Events & Activities

Annual Network Meeting with Prof Nancy Rothwell - 17 May 2021 16.00-16.45. All members are invited to attend the meeting via Teams to hear your views and concerns. 

WalkOUT -  More details from Thomas - or Anna -

Stonewall - Find out the latest on our dedicated Stonewall Page

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


The LGBT Network Group produces a regular newsletter/weekly digest - they are archived in the Newsletter Section.

LGBT and Religion

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

We also have a closed Yammer Group for LGBT+ people of faith.

If you have any questions, please mail:

LGBT History Month 2021

Official logo for LGBTHM 2021

February is LGBT History Month

We have marked LGBT History Month at the Univerity every year since 2010.

Our programme of events in 2021 may take on a slightly different format, nonetheless we'll still be ensuring we have a varied selection of things to participate in which represent our LGBTQ+ spectrum.

We'll be looking at the month through the lens of Mind, Body and Spirit as the theme for the month, but also how we can highlight the vast intersectionalities within our own LGBTQ+ community.  Read our data Blog on the subject here


1 February: ALL DAY - we're launching the month by asking as many people as possible to update their pronouns on their signatures and Zoom screens.  Find out why it's important: Staff Communications.

8 February: LGBT+ film shorts - join us for a selection of film shorts looking at different intersectionalites of the LGBT+ spectrum. Message us for the zoom link

10 February: SPORT goes rainbow!  To show support to LGBT colleagues, all attendees at online SPORT events will be encouraged to 'rainbow up'!  See all classes here: Active Anywhere

10 February 2pm-4pm: My LGBTQ+ History' Zine Making Session. Partially inspired by the LGBT Foundation's Black History Makers series, this session will see LGBTQ+ students recording their own history in the form of zines. Staff welcome to attend and get stuck in, too.  More information

11 February 1.30pm-2.30pm: LGBT+ Wellbeing seminar: Join Chris from We Are Wellbeing to learn about wellbeing challenges faced by the LGBTQ community, how tackle them and how allies can offer support. Book Here

17 February 10am: ALLOUT Allies training: Find out what it means to be an ally via this training sessions for registered allies.  More info on the Allies training page.

23 February 6pm Alumni Panel discussion: join notable alumna Christine Burns MBE, staff and students for a facilitated discussion on mind, body and spirit. Listen to the podcast here.

25 February 5pm: Annual Quiz - yes, it will be online, but it will still be fun!  Pit your wits in teams across a broad range of subjects hosted by our inimitable host Barry

The Student LGBTQ society also have a range of events happening and these can be found here: LGBT History Month at the SU

Other Resources

The Faculty of Humanties have summarised their notable LGBT+ research from the past 12 months:

If you enjoy walking you can find here details of Rainbow Walking inspiration and Rainbow Rambling on Campus, Manchester and beyond!

Or why not include our ZOOM Background on your next Zoom or Teams call


An infographic summarising events