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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:

Upcoming Events

For 2023 the ALLOUT Network have three new co-chairs and are currently welcoming ideas for future events beginning with LGBT History Month which will be recognised throughout February.

To find out more or suggest an event idea please contact: 

Past Events

December 2022: £37.75 Raised for National AIDS Trust on World AIDS Day

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


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.