Trans Day of Visibility 2023
Trans Day of Visibility takes place on 31 March each year to celebrate trans and nonbinary people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. To mark the day, we will be flying the trans flag on campus on the flag mound beside Central Hall.
Supporting our trans community
We can all play a part in supporting trans students and staff and making the University an inclusive space.
Attend an event
Join colleagues from HYMS on Wednesday 29 March at 2pm for an online event:
Be a visible ally
Sometimes it’s the little things that help us to foster a more inclusive campus environment.
- By wearing a rainbow lanyard or a pronoun sticker on your staff/student ID badge you can show your support for our trans and nonbinary community, signalling inclusivity and helping others to feel comfortable to do the same
- You can request a lanyard or pronoun sticker via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also include your pronouns (eg he/him/his) on your email signature and set your pronouns on your Zoom profile as a practical way of enabling others to know how you wish to be addressed
- Find further information on the use of pronouns
Help us to support our trans and nonbinary students
The University is committed to creating an environment that is safe, inclusive and welcoming for all of our trans staff and students. We have put together practical information and created guidance for staff supporting students*.
*guidance for supporting trans staff is currently being developed.
Take part in our training
We run a series of online trans awareness training sessions for staff and PG students who teach, delivered by the charity Gendered Intelligence throughout the academic year. These sessions introduce individuals to the key concepts crucial to understanding some of the barriers faced by members of our trans community, relevant terminology and related legislation. For more information and to register for an upcoming session visit the Learning Management System (LMS) training calendar or contact us at email@example.com.
Join our community
The Rainbow Alliance Staff Network is a fantastic and thriving network which is comprised of members from our LGBTQ+ community, who organise social events, public lectures and network meetings throughout the year.
For information about student-led activities, including the YUSU LGBTQ+ Network, contact our student officers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow YUSU LGBTQ+ on Instagram for campaigning updates and news about upcoming events.
It’s important for us to be aware of the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) terminology that is associated with individuals and groups and with that in mind, we have created an extensive glossary, including a section on gender, to help people understand the terms associated with gender identity and to raise awareness of associated issues.
We have advice and information covering practical issues like changing your details with the University, facilities like all gender toilets, support information and guidance for staff supporting trans students or colleagues on our website.
What else is happening?
Yorsexual Health are holding a dedicated Sexual Health and contraception service for trans and Non-binary people on Saturday 15 April.