What is LGBTQ+?
“LGBTQ+ is an acronym that abbreviates the words Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/ Questioning. The “+” indicates that there are many other identities represented beside these, including but not limited to: asexual, aromantic, pansexual, intersex and many, many more. They are descriptive terms chosen by people as a means to express or define their sexuality and/or gender identity. However, there are many individuals who view such descriptors as constraining and therefore choose not to use them- this is ok!”
–From the Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society
Some useful links and information – if you are looking for something specific and cannot find it on these sites, feel free to email Michael at michael [dot] beauvais [at] seh [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society – The University’s LGBTQ+ society. They organise many events and are an excellent source of information for all things LGBTQ+-related in Oxford.
Oxford University Counselling Service – free, confidential support to students from experienced counsellors
Oxford Friend – Local, volunteer-run organisation that provides free and confidential information, support and counselling for Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community. Email confidential [at] oxfordriend.co.uk, or call 01865 726893.
Oxford Sexual Health Service – There are two clinics in Oxford proper that provide free, confidential walk-in clinics which offer emergency contraception and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), testing and treatment for STI’s, free condoms, and advice on safe sex.
Stonewall – LGBTQ+ advocacy organisation (be sure to check out their ratings of LGBTQ+-friendly employers!)
Terrence Higgins Trust – Charity that campaigns on a full spectrum of HIV and AIDS-related issues