Our LGBTQ+ Allies are a group of staff committed to ensuring that the University’s workplace is an inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly environment.
The LGBTQ+ Allies have a critical role to play in creating an inclusive workplace here at the University. Stonewall's Top 100 employers routinely tell us that ‘allies’ have been key to advancing fair treatment of LGBTQ+ staff and can have a transformative effect on the culture of an organisation. Here at Essex, we encourage our allies to continuously learn about how to be an effective ally to all those within various intersections of the LGBTQ+ community.
Below we have listed ideas of how you can be an effective and supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ community:
If you would like to know more about the work of the allies, please contact Victoria Fontenelle (Chair of the LGBTQ+ Allies) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
"An ally celebrates other people’s differences. An ally challenges inequality. An ally is someone who can check their own privilege. An ally educates others. An ally supports bringing communities together."