The staff LGBTI+ Matters network has changed its name to the Rainbow Alliance

The Rainbow Alliance is a social and support network for staff. The group enhance the voice of the LGBTQIA+ community and seek to positively influence the University in respect of LGBTQIA+ issues. The Rainbow Alliance also creates opportunities for the community to come together, through events, campaigning and socials.

A few months ago the steering committee decided it was time for the network to revamp its name. After opening it up to suggestions from colleagues across the University, the Rainbow Alliance came out on top!

Get involved with the Rainbow Alliance

The Rainbow Alliance is always looking to welcome new members. Any member of staff who supports the aims of the network is welcome to join by emailing

The Rainbow Alliance meet once per term to discuss issues facing the community and what practical approaches the University can take to support staff to overcome these issues.

There is also a monthly social meet-up at Brew York on Walmgate as well as a monthly lunch club at Church Lane Link Cafe.

Visit the Rainbow Alliance wepbage for upcoming meeting and social dates or contact for more information.