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LGBTQ+ history month success

01 March 2023


Established in 2005, LGBTQ+ History Month celebrates and shares LGBTQ+ lives in educational and other settings in their full diversity. Our celebrations included a creative writing workshop, facilitated by Emily Downes, student success tutor; and the first mini-Pride event in the Students’ Union.

We welcomed Naz Robinson, a prominent Tees Valley and North East’s non-binary ambassador from the peer support group, Living beyond the binary; Ellie Lowther, founder of the Essential Learning Curve, who has already done so much for our University community and keeps blessing us with her inspirational and empowering talks; Miles Nelson, a games design graduate and owner of the first queer bookshop in Durham, Bookwyrm and Mookaite Jasper, who runs Queer Yoga North.

Juliet Amos, Executive Director of Human Resources said, ‘I’m delighted we have all come together to put on this event and celebrate LGBTQ+ lives which is a clear indication that there are more of us pushing against hate, embracing acceptance and supporting full inclusion of our LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.’

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