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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students

London is generally a friendly and safe city with several 'gay villages', and a wide and varied LGBT scene. LSE itself has a long association with the campaign for gay equality – the UK branch of the Gay Liberation Front was founded here over 40 years ago. You can read more about this in an interview with GLF veteran Ted Brown on the LSE diversity blog |.

The UK has legislation protecting the rights and equality of LGBT people in relation to areas such as employment, accommodation etc, and LSE has its own Single Equality Scheme. You can find out more on the Equality and Diversity web pages|.

LSESU has an active LGBT society|, offering advice, information and varied social events. 

In addition there is a staff LGBT network, Spectrum|, which aims to promote the interests and visibility of LGBT staff and actively contributes to the School's diversity agenda.

Take a moment to watch staff and students from The London School of Economics share their experiences of coming out to participate in the global It Gets Better Project|.

If you have any concerns about coming out, or any other issue relating to your sexuality (such as family, housing, employment, personal safety etc) then please make use of the many support services| – advisers to male and female students, advice and counselling.

External information and support for LGBT students

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