The main aims of Spectrum fall under the following areas:
Lobbying and representation
To act as the officially recognised staff representative group for all issues relating to LGBT+ equality vis-à-vis School policy and any formal consultations which the School may undertake.
Culture and education
To organise in-School cultural and educational activities that focus on LGBT+ issues, in particular in areas where the School has academic expertise, so as to promote greater awareness of debate on LGBT+ issues and the School's contribution to these areas. These would be open to all LSE staff.
Social networking and support
To provide a social support network for LGBT+ staff at the School, to encourage staff to feel open and confident about their identity, and to demonstrate the School's commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
LSE is a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
Resources at LSE
For a full list of LSE resources for staff please see:
Staff Counselling Service
Support and advice for staff
An alphabetical list of organisations that provide help, support and practical services for the LGBT+ community:
38 Great Windmill Street
London, W1D 7LU
Tel: 020 7437 6063
Centred, formerly Kairos in Soho, is a community organisation run by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people. Their work focuses on diverse LGBTQ experiences, working closely with friends, family and allies who also wish to achieve equality for all.
GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
Surrey, KT21 2SP
Tel: 01372 801554
GIRES combines the expertise of a largely voluntary team of trans and non trans people, to provide a wide range of support for trans people and those who care for them.
LGBT History Month Bulletin
The LGBT History Month team periodically send out an email bulletin to subscribers. If you'd like to receive the bulletin you can subscribe here.
86 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DN
Tel: 020 7833 1674
London Friend is a charity that has been serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community since 1972. London Friend provides services to improve the health and mental well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGB&T). Services are delivered by trained LGB&T volunteers.
34 Hartham Road
London, N7 9JL
Tel: 020 7700 1323
PACE is a London charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
London, SE1 7NX
Tel: 08000 50 20 20
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for LGBT people.
Stonewall belives people perform better when they can be themselves. LSE is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and contributes to the annual Workplace Equality Index.
UCU has an equality unit with expertise all equality areas including issues concerning LGBT members. The unit provides information (including regular newsletters), guidance and support to union officers and members.
UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members. UNISON works together in local and national groups of LGBT members to campaign and provide support for its members.For comprehensive information please see UNISON's LGBT web page.