About the Durham LGBT+ Association

The Durham Student Union LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, +) Association exists to provide welfare services, campaigns, and socials to anyone who identifies as being under the LGBT+ umbrella, including but not limited to:

  • those under the trans umbrella, genderqueer, genderfluid, genderflux, agender, pangender, bigender, intergender, non-binary, third-gender, and gender questioning or non-conforming individuals;
  • intersex individuals;
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, grey-asexual, demisexual, homoromantic, panromantic, biromantic, aromantic, and polyamorous individuals, or anyone on any of these spectra.

The Durham LGBT+ Association also welcomes and encourages the involvement of allies, so feel free to bring your non-LGBT+ friends along!

Our welfare services include a confidential listening service, as well as providing free sexual health supplies such as condoms, dental dams, personal lubricant, pregnancy tests, and STI testing kits. We also have an excellent signposting system which allows you to find the most effective way of solving any issue you may be having, as well as links to the university counselling service. If you have any questions or concerns about welfare, please email Joe at welfare@durhamlgbta.org.uk.

We will be running several campaigns this year to increase awareness of certain LGBT+ issues, as well as educate and raise money for relevant charities. If you are interested in getting involved with campaigns, please email Elijah at campaigns@durhamlgbta.org.uk.

Our socials include open socials at the local Osbourne's bar, and weekly "safe-space" socials during which we have the ability to exclude anyone behaving in an inappropriate or offensive manner (although this does not generally happen)!

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  1. Dear Durham LGBT Student Union,

    I am Matt, I am the Graduate Recruitment Advisor at Fieldfisher. We are a commercial law firm and we are passionate about diversity.

    With the rest of the LGBT group at Fieldfisher, we have noticed that the LGBT community is often underrepresented in the legal sector. And we would like to change this.

    I am reaching to you as I would like to organise a presentation/networking evening about a career in law. It will not only be aimed at law students.

    Could you please let me know who’s the best person in the group I should link with?

    Many thanks,

    Mathieu Pinto Cardoso
    Recruitment Advisor
    dd: +44 (0)20 7861 4663

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