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A series of cultural events to celebrate LGBT History Month


Celebrating equality and diversity

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) proudly presents #DMUpride for a third consecutive year, celebrating LBGT History Month.

Our series of cultural events spanning across February and March include an initiative raising awareness of LGBT issues in sport, a talk by prominent religious figures on faith and sexuality, the latest research on mental health in LBGT communities, a special theatre production, and screenings of powerful feature films and true-life stories.

It is important to us that we continue to cultivate an environment in which our staff, students and partners have freedom to be, to inspire and to succeed. We are working on delivering that through our equality and diversity charter, DMU freedom, and we continue to show our dedication in many ways including offering students a #DMUglobal opportunity to volunteer at World Pride 2017 in Madrid.

We are delighted that DMU’s commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised once again in the prestigious Stonewall Top 100 Employers league table – an annual audit of workplace culture for LGBT staff. Thanks to our work to make the university an inclusive workplace, DMU climbed 19 places in the table released last month, taking us to 39th in the list of the UK’s top 100 employers and the third best performing university in the UK.

We are also grateful for the ongoing support of our partners, including the Leicester LGBT Centre, Curve theatre, Phoenix cinema and art centre and the Leicester Comedy Festival.

#DMUpride photo competition

DMU students and staff, get your smartphones at the ready! We want your help to capture the spirit of #DMUpride – and there’s a £100 Highcross voucher up for grabs for the best photograph.

Just take a photo which you think best represents #DMUpride and share it with @dmuleicester on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DMUpride, by midnight on Tuesday 28 February.

Full details of the competition here.

#DMUpride events

You can find the latest photos from #DMUpride events in this Facebook album, which will be updated regularly.

Friday 24 February - Thursday 9 March
#DMUpride film season at Phoenix: Moonlight (15)
hoenix Cinema, Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Tuesday 28 February
#DMUpride academic conference - Mental health in LGBTQ Communities: Building resilience
9.30am-4pm, The Venue@DMU, Hall 3

DSU LGBTQ+ Society Joint session with Creative Writing Society
5.30-7pm, Clephan Building 1.16, DMU

Friday 3 - Saturday 18 March
Curve Theatre Presents: What The Butler Saw
urve theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

Wednesday 28 June - Sunday 2 July
#DMUglobal opportunity to volunteer at World Pride 2017
Madrid, Spain


#DMUpride news

Annual #DMUpride conference attracts LGBT experts from far and wide

Milestones marked at LGBT Centre's inaugural conference

"In short, we move forwards together."

"I felt much more confident in being myself."

Big show of #DMUpride at launch of festival celebrating LGBT culture

Prepare to spread some #DMUpride around the campus

DMU's pioneering efforts see university named among top 10 per cent of UK workplaces for LGBT community

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