Students may choose to disclose personal information about themselves, including their sexual orientation.
This disclosure could occur because they are seeking more information about ways of being involved in the LGTBQ+ community, they are facing harassment, or they are experiencing doubt or concern around gender or sexuality.
If students do choose to disclose to you:
- Respect their right to confidentiality
- Be supportive and listen
- Refer students to different resources that are offered below
- Do not feel you need to offer answers or suggest action
- Do not pass judgement
At LSE, there are several resources available to LGBTQ+ students. LSESU's Pride, Gender and Sexual Diversity Alliance society provides community for gender and sexually diverse students.
If students are experiencing doubt or concern around gender or sexuality, the LSE Counselling team can support them.
If students have got any questions or concerns about harassment, you can find out more about LSE's policies and help students report them here.
There is further support available in London more widely:
Switchboard - helpline and information for LGBT+ people run by LGBT+ volunteers.
The Pink Practice - a lesbian, gay and queer counselling and psychotherapy service based in central London.
Imaan - a social support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims, which offers advice and support through their website.
NUS connect - LGBT campaign information