LGBTQ+ students at LMH
Whether you are sure and open about your gender and sexuality or whether you are not – Oxford is a great place to explore who you are and there are many resources available at Oxford and further afield to help you.
At LMH we are all part of the same community, and everyone is welcome. No exceptions. We aim to be a community in which every person can flourish and as you start out on your adult life to begin the journey of being the best and most authentic version of yourself. You should feel safe here to be that person and supported in your identity.
We have JCR and MCR LGBTQ+ reps. The most updated place to the current JCR Ofﬁcers’ details can be found on the ‘LMH JCR’ Facebook page in the group description, so when the Ofﬁcers change, you’ll be able to ﬁnd their names there.
- LMH has a JCR LGBTQA Ofﬁcer, whose remit covers the entire LGBTQIAP+ spectrum and who is usually happy to chat about LGBTQ+ welfare issues, although they won’t necessarily have any personal experiences of trans issues. They are in charge of organising social events for LGBTQ+ people in the college, and manage the ‘LMH LGBTQ’ Facebook group. They’re part of the JCR Equality Committee: email@example.com .
- The role of LMH's MCR Equalities Ofﬁcer includes LGBTQ+ equality. You can ﬁnd out who they are via the LMH LGBTQ Facebook group or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
- We also have Rainbow Peers - LGBTQ+-identifying students who have received extra training to provide LGBTQ+ welfare - amongst our Peer Supporters: email@example.com
- There is also a 'Rainbow Parents' scheme at College.
- Our Head of Welfare is gay and more than happy to support and encourage you however you identify.
- Additionally, anyone from the Welfare Team would be happy to talk with you.
- LMH has two JCR Welfare Officers who you can go to regardless of the gender written in their email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- There are also MCR Welfare Officers for MCR students who can offer advice and guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org
And remember if you do experience discrimination of any kind we hope you would feel comfortable to raise it with someone in the Welfare Team, your tutor or someone you feel you can trust.
LGBTQ+ society and socialising
The LMH LGBTQ+ society offers a range of events. There is also an Oxford LGBTQ+ Society handbook available. Subscribe to their mailing list to receive all the latest LGBTQ+ news.
LGBTQ+ info and support at Oxford
- Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society and on Facebook - a University-wide society that runs events and activities while offering a community of support.
- The Rainbow Peers are a group of LGBTQ+ peer supporters who can support you confidentially. Their Facebook page is here.
- You can also check the Oxford Student Union LGBTQ+ Campaign’s Facebook page.
LGBTQ+ Campaign is supported by Oxford SU (Oxford University Student Union) and is the 'political campaigning arm of Oxford's queer community'.
LGBTQ+ support in the UK, outside Oxford
- FFLAG - Charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons (Tel: 0845 652 0311, comes at a charge)
- LGBTQ+ Foundation - Wide range of services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBTQ+) communities, Manchester-based. (Tel: 0345 330 3030, email@example.com)
- Galop is a national helpline for LGBTQ+ victims of sexual violence and abuse, and is a leading LGBTQ+ anti-violence & abuse charity. Tel. 020 7704 2040 or 0800 999 5428, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Samaritans. A national suicide prevention and mental health support helpline, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also offer support on “whatever’s getting to you”. You can phone them on 116 123 (free in the UK and ROI) or email email@example.com
I just want to reassure you that LMH is a really welcoming and trans-positive space, and we’ve been working hard over the last few years to make college as accommodating for trans needs as possible!
Leo, 2018/2019 JCR Trans Officer
The umbrella term 'trans' refers to anyone who identiﬁes as a gender other than that which they were assigned at birth.
Our former JCR Trans Officer has put together a document with practical information for trans students - be it about your rights, finding local GPs or hairdressers who trans students have had positive experiences with, to more information on our Gender Expression Fund, or where to find gender-neutral toilets in town.
The JCR Trans Officer and MCR Trans Officer positions are currently vacant.
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