University LGBT initiatives: there’s still room for improvement

guardian-article-diversityLiberal attitudes towards sexual orientation have long been a source of pride for universities. But in the first guide to gay-friendly universities, published in 2010 by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity, not one of the more than 125 UK institutions listed scored 10 out of 10. Four years later, the Gay by Degree 2015 guide listed six with top marks; these institutions could demonstrate that they had LGBT societies and events, non-harassment policies that specifically mentioned sexual orientation, and consulted LGBT students in decision-making.  More

Rainbow Laces: Football & rugby to support campaign over weekend

_92630414_rainbowlacesFootball and rugby union will join together to support a campaign helping  to raise awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fans and players this weekend.

The Rainbow Laces campaign aims to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic attitudes in sport.

Rainbow flags will feature at Premier League fixtures, while referees will wear rainbow-coloured laces.

Top-level rugby union game in England and Wales will also back the campaign.  More