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Exemplary equality work at Leicester gains national recognition

One of the UK’s most significant LGBT+ awards ceremony is to feature exemplary work by the University of Leicester.

The University features in nominations for the Pink News Awards which take place on October 2018.

The University’s Staff LGBT+ Forum and Prejudice and Pride, an ambitious and high profile public programme led by the National Trust in partnership with the University’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) as the lead research partner, have both been nominated for the awards.

In addition, the LGBT+ Staff Forum has also been recognised for its work in advancing LGBT equality at the University of Leicester by Stonewall when it was named Stonewall LGBT East Midlands Staff Network of the Year.

The Pink Awards nominations for the University’s LGBT+ Staff Forum and for Museum Studies provides further acknowledgement of Leicester’s efforts to advance equality.

Professor Richard Sandell, from the School of Museum Studies, commented: “50 years on from the partial decriminalisation it is tempting to think that LGBTQ equality has been achieved but sadly the reality is that many – especially young people – continue to face prejudice and discrimination today, sometimes with devastating consequences. We have equality in many areas of the law but there is a need to build greater public understanding which is where our collaboration with the National Trust has made its biggest impact.”

Watch a video about the 'Prejudice and Pride' project:

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