News and events for University of Brighton students

Trans flag at march

Unity and support on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honours the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Additionally, during the week of 12 to 19 November, people and organisations in countries around the world participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues trans people face.

Both in a university environment and in the wider community, we recognise the unique issues faced by trans and non-binary students.

We are committed to ensuring an equal and inclusive environment for students from all backgrounds and identities, and are committed to providing support for trans and non-binary students.

Joint local community statement

Brighton & Hove is recognised as a beacon for LGBTQ+ communities and a welcoming city where we are able to be true to ourselves, to live authentically and celebrate the strength that real diversity brings to us as a city.

We, the University of Brighton stand firmly alongside our trans friends, family, colleagues, students, customers, to defend their right for full inclusion and trans equality.

We recognise the challenges and increasing hostility directed at the trans and non-binary community. We are proud to celebrate our city’s diversity and offer support and solidarity.

Everyone deserves to be valued and treated with respect. That is not open to debate. Trans lives are not a debate.

In Brighton & Hove we are proud to come out for trans equality.

We welcome you to join us.

#ComeOutForTransEquality  #moreincommon

Supported by members of the Equality & Inclusion Partnership – EquIP:

Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Sussex Police
University of Brighton

University student support

The named contact for trans and non-binary students is Marianne Lemond, Student Experience and Equalities Manager, based in Student Services. Marianne can advise you about practical arrangements at university such as how to change your name on your student record and UniCard, or taking time out of studies for medical treatment. She can be contacted at or 01273 642160.

For more information about Marianne’s role and other support available at university and in the local community, please see our ‘Practical information and support for trans and non-binary students’ leaflet.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer + students.

For more information about the various support and opportunities for LGBTQ+ students at the university, please visit LGBTQ+ support.

Robin Coleman • November 20, 2018

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