Sexual Orientation is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
The Act protects bisexual, gay, heterosexual, lesbian and heterosexual people. The law also covers perceived sexual orientation and discrimination by association.
Sexual orientation means a person's attraction towards:
- Persons of the same sex
- Persons of the opposite sex
- Persons of either sex
- Over 60% of lesbian, gay or bisexual students are not out to their tutors and lecturers because they fear discrimination
- 15% of lesbian, gay and bisexual students fear losing financial support if they come out to their parents
(Source: Experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education: research report 2009 (ECU))
This workshop is aimed at staff at the University of Warwick who want to begin to explore their thoughts and feelings around their gender and sexual orientation and who are thinking of coming out or just have come out.
- The Equality Act Made Simple
- Role Models 2016 - Celebrating LGBTUA+ at Warwick
- Starting Out Guide 2016/17