Equality and Diversity

LGBTQ Staff Network


The University's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) Staff Network exists to offer the opportunity for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of staff to:

  • Build communication channels
  • Network both socially and professionally
  • Provide peer support; and
  • Allow for information sharing a wide range of issues


The network communicates to it's members through a private google community, so if you would like to join the community please sign up here


Andy Marshall, the chair of the forum can also be contacted via the forum email address lgbtqstaffnetwork@port.ac.uk


Forum meeting and event dates 2017

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LGBT History Month 2017 


LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month takes place across the UK and around the world every February. It celebrates the lives, achievements and promotes awareness of the LGBT Community.

As part of the celebrations the University, supported by the LGBT Staff Forum and LGBT+ Student Society, is proud to be supporting a range of events throughout the month. These include:

Eldon Building lights up rainbow style in support of LGBT History Month

Once again, to mark support for history month, Eldon Building, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, will be lighting up the front of its main building rainbow style.

Portsmouth's Pride LGBT Film Festival 2017

For the third year , the University of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Film Society will be collaborating on screening LGBT related films across the month.

Times - Every Wednesday, screening starting at 7pm

Venue - Eldon (EW 1.10)

Cost - Free to UoP Students and Staff

Wednesday 1st February - Who's Gonna Love Me Now (2016)

At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religous Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men's Chorus. After 19 years, Sarr has reach out to his conservative and Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Ex-Israeli army paratrooper, Alexander Bodin Saphir, director/producer of the film, will be with us for a Q&A after the screening.  The film will be preceded by a launch reception at 6.30pm.

Wednesday 8th February - My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

After the death of his wife and his subsequent descent into alcoholic near-agoraphobia, a crotchety Pakistani intellectual convinces his shady entrepreneur brother to porvide work for his son in this multi-layered portrait of the immigrant experience in Great Britain. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, with an Oscar-nominated screenplay by playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi. The chair of KROMA, an organisation for those within the gender and sexual identities (LGBT+) community, Tom Armstrong-Collett, will introduce the film. 

Wednesday 15th February - Loose Cannons (2010) (English subtitles)

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-mamking business. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

Wednesday 22nd February - Girls Lost (2015) (English Subtitles)

After drinking the curious nectar that drips from a mysterious plant, best friends Kim, Bella and Momo magically transform into boys. Geeky girls by day and popular boys by night they find themselves living in two completely different worlds.  There will be a panel discussion after the screening, looking at issues for transgender youth in education. Chaired by Dr Deborah Shaw, UoP 

Further details can be found at the Portsmouth Film Society webpages