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LGBT+ History Month

We're proud to celebrate LGBT+ History Month and this year's theme: Medicine #UnderThe Scope.

Here you can read about some of the latest news and research work that's taking place across ARU. You can also browse a range of free events taking place this month: all welcome.

Doctor and patient having a discussion

Medicine #UnderTheScope

Research at ARU aims to address health inequalities and to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities. A recent project has focused on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity health concepts to health professionals.

Read more about the project
An array of rainbow and trans (blue, pink and white) flags held in the hands of blurry people

LGBTQ+ Research Group

At ARU, a network of staff and students is pursuing research with LBGTQ+ communities on issues that matter to them.

Discover the Group's work
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Workplaces that work for all

Recent research projects led by ARU academics have focused on improving workplace inclusion and career opportunities for LGBTQ+ people.

Read more about our research

LGBT+ History Month events

This month we're hosting a range of events, which cover topics from leadership to LGBTQ+ histories, and culminate with a Queer Film Night on 29 February. The events are free and everyone's welcome.

Browse events and book your place

News and views

Actor Rosy McEwan in character as a PE teacher

Professor’s teaching experiences inspire film

News: 'Blue Jean' focuses on teaching under Section 28