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Is Sunderland LGBTQI+ friendly?

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The University is a member of Stonewall and works actively to ensure that LGBTQI+ staff and students feel able to bring their full self to our campuses. Sunderland Pride takes place in September and both the University and Student Union are in attendance. Gentoo, a local employer is No2 in the Top 100 Stonewall index for their inclusion of LGBTQI+ staff. Newcastle and Sunderland are among the safest cities for LGBTI+ residents thanks to the low level of hate crimes towards the LGBT community in these cities.

15.8% of our students self-declare as LGBTQI+, and there is a LGBTQI+ society. There are a variety of different support mechanisms for students, both internal and external, depending on your needs. Some of these can be found to the right/below.

Published: 28 January 2021