"For this LGBTQ+ History month, there are many events planned for students to get involved with and support their own community.
As your LGBTQIA+ Rep, it is incredibly important to me to create an eventful and happy month for you all. This month is focused on those who are a minority within the LGBTQ+ community and focusing on how it affects their lives and raising awareness on these issues – this is something I have always wanted to put time and effort in to, as it is incredibly important to recognise these issues within our community.
Together, let us raise awareness and support our students who face extra challenges and discrimination on a day-to-day basis."
Bailey Sedgwick, LGBTQIA+ Rep 2020/21
During the month of February, we will be bringing you weekly content on how you can become an ally, the history of LGBTQ+ History Month and a whole host of resources. Click on the links below to give them a read and be sure to check out our events below too.
The Union and the University have put together a whole range of resources for both staff and students. Please find these useful links below:
University staff intranet - LGBT+ History Month: https://sheffieldhallam.sharepoint.com/sites/3005/equality/SitePages/LGBT+-History-Month-2021.aspx
Togetherall – an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues: https://togetherall.com/en-gb/about-us/
Mental Health Foundation – Mental health statistics: LGBT people: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-lgbt-people
NHS – Mental health issues for LGBT+ people: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-issues-if-you-are-gay-lesbian-or-bisexual/
Rethink.org – LGBT+ mental health https://www.rethink.org/advice-and-information/living-with-mental-illness/wellbeing-physical-health/lgbtplus-mental-health/
Mind.org – LGBTQI+ mental health: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/lgbtiqplus-mental-health/about-lgbtiqplus-mental-health/
Stonewall – Coming out, and my mental health: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/coming-out-and-my-mental-health
Yoursexualhealthmatters.org – LGBT+: https://www.yoursexualhealthmatters.org.uk/further-sexual-health-support/lgbt
LGBT Foundation – Sexual health – Sex without shame: http://lgbt.foundation/sexualhealth
Sexual Health Sheffield - Info and advice LGBT+: https://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/info-and-advice/lgbt-2/
NHS – Sexual health for gay and bisexual men: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/sexual-health-for-gay-and-bisexual-men/
LGBT+ events: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/free--events/lgbt-events/
Proudout.com – Global and virtual LGBT+ events: https://www.proudout.com/virtual/
Buzzfeed – 19 self-care tips from LGBT people: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomvellner/lgbt-self-care
LGBT Foundation – Self-care in the trans community: https://lgbt.foundation/news/self-care-in-the-trans-community/245