LGBT+ Parenting

Are you…

  • an LGBT+ parent?
  • an LGBT+ person thinking about building a family?
  • confused about what rights and entitlements LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds?
  • concerned about coming out as an LGBT+ parent at the University of Leeds?
  • interested in learning more about how you can support your LGBT+ parent colleagues at the University of Leeds?

The LGBT+ parenting event is designed for colleagues to find out more about LGBT+ parenting in a supportive and queer-friendly space.

Please note: this event will discuss topics that some participants may find personal, intimate or challenging. The LGBT+ Staff Network is working with the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service to create a supportive, safe environment at the event.

Event Programme

1. What rights and entitlements do LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds? Presentation by James Willmoth on the support offered by HR.

2. LBGT+ parents at the University of Leeds. Perspectives from Staff Counselling, and from LGBT+ parents from across the University who will share their personal experiences, including fertility treatment, adoption, parenting a non-binary child, and coming out after having a child.

3. Networking and facilitated group discussion.

4. Feedback: How can the University of Leeds better support LBGT+ parents? How can we build a support network? What other lessons can we take from today?

Vegan refreshments will be provided.

Please get in touch with Helen Finch ( or Heather Swinsco ( with any queries, or to let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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