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NUS LGBT Resources

Below you can download NUS LGBT Resources produced over the last two years for use in your students’ union and LGBT society.

Guides for Student Activists and Officers

LGBT Students’ Handbook 2011: A guide for LGBT leaders, representatives and activists with information about running societies, campaigns and useful links and research.

Bisexual Students Guide: A guide to becoming Bi-Inclusive for student activists and officers.

Trans Students Guide: A guide to becoming trans-inclusive for student activists and officers.

Putting the LGBT into FE: This publication offers advice on improving LGBT welfare and representation in Further Education institutions.  

NUS LGBT Campaign Briefings & Toolkits

Education Cuts Briefing: A briefing prepared by NUS LGBT Committee exploring how Coalition cuts could affect LGBT students.

Gender Neutral Toilets Briefing: This briefing contains information about gender-neutral toilets (GNTs): why they are important and how you can campaign to install them in your own union.

Love without Borders Starting Pack: A toolkit for LGBT campaigning on international issues.

Pride Briefing: This Pride campaign briefing contains ideas about organising a Pride, campaigning to support Pride events, case studies of successful Prides and model motions for LGBT groups.

LGBT History Month Resources

LGBT History Month 2011 Toolkit: The LGBT History Month Toolkit offers information, tips and guidance on how you can celebrate LGBT History Month in your Union.

LGBT History Month Display 2011: Example of a display for LGBT History Month. This document is part of the LGBT History Month Toolkit 2011.

LGBT Women of History Briefing 2011: This Briefing highlights 10 LGBT Women from history and their achievements. It also offers tips, guidance and contacts on how to celebrate and support LGBT Women.

LGBT Healthcare

NUS LGBT Healthcare Manifesto: This document outlines NUS LGBT's demands for inclusive healthcare for LGBT people.

LGBT Healthcare Briefing on Domestic Violence: In this briefing we provide you with information, contacts for support services, and general guidance on how you can engage with campaigns around the issue of domestic violence faced by LGBT people.

Hidden Marks LBT: A report on LBT women students' experiences of harassment, violence and sexual assault

Reports into LGBT issues affecting students

Evaluating Estrangement (July 2010): A report into the estrangement application process in higher education student finance.

No Place for Hate (NUS Report on LGBT Hate Crime Nov 2011): This report is one of a series of four reports by NUS, which explores the extent and nature of hate incidents among students across the UK. It focuses on the experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) students.

LGBT Societies

LGBT Society Freshers’ Briefing: A briefing providing tips and hints about how to organise successful freshers events for LGBT societies.

Liberation Resources

101 Reasons for Liberation in Your Union: Here are 101 reasons why every Union needs a Black Students’ Officer, a Disabled Students’ Officer, an LGBT Officer, and a Women’s Officer!

Liberation Officers in Every Union: This pack will help your union tackle the sexism, disablism, racism and homophobia that is rife in all areas of society today.

Full Access to NUSConnect

All the resources above are also available on the resources section of this website. If you would like to register for full access to NUSConnect, including resources and LGBT forums, please contact a sabbatical officer at your students' union. Alternatively, e-mail vicki.baars@nus.org.uk or alan.bailey@nus.org.uk.

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