“How friendly is academia to LGBT staff?” ask THE contributors

May 6, 2016

A recent UK study showed that academics are more likely to identify as LGBT than those in almost any other job, write a team of contributors for Times Higher Education, but this does not necessarily mean that universities are a safe haven for LGBT staff. Each of the six contributing authors offers a brief insight into their experience navigating the challenges of institutional cultures and promoting LGBT pride and rights through their research and administrative work. The final contributor concludes that “I am very fortunate that circumstances and then choice have allowed me to be very open about my ‘gayness.’ But I suspect that not everyone, even in Western universities, is so fortunate.” Times Higher Education