LGBT & Friends Society -
a student-led society run through the Students' Union, which
organises events and networking opportunities for students.
SU LGBT & Friends Society has a buddy
scheme specifically for LGBT students. Even if you are already
involved in a departmental peer mentor scheme, you can still join
the LGBT specialist scheme too.
- a confidential service
available to students who wish to explore their thoughts and feelings
in a safe environment.
Diversity - can provide information and support about
University policies. The
Harassment Advisory Network is also available if you
feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed and would
confidential information and advice.
The Equality Act 2010 protects people against
discrimination on the grounds of their protected characteristics,
including sexual orientation.
If you have witnessed or have
been a victim of a hate crime, then it is advised that you speak to
the police. You can either call 999 in an emergency or call 101 in a
non-emergency. For further information about reporting incidents,
please read our
Personal Safety information.
Colchester Gay Switchboard
- a locally based help line, drop-in centre and coffee shop
all rolled into one to meet the needs of gay, lesbian,
bi-sexual and transgender individuals and those affected by HIV and
an organisation which supports lesbian, gay and bisexual
- the lesbian, gay and bisexual Christian movement.
The Gender Trust -
a registered Charity helping adults throughout
the United Kingdom who are Transsexual, Gender Dysphoric,
Transgender, or those who’s lives are
affected by gender identity issues.
The Survivor Project -
is a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing
the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual
Stonewall - is a
charity which works with a whole range of agencies to address the
needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in the wider community.
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