Trans Inclusion

Trigger Warning: This page talks about conversion therapy

Trans Inclusion is about not limiting the potential of trans employees and creating an authentic environment that is persistent in ensuring they are supported. This includes being a proactive ally, using inclusive language and implementing policies and procedures that are considerate of trans people.

Whilst there is an increasing global awareness of the discrimination trans people face, the issues remain pervasive for many trans people. The stigma and discrimination they may encounter comes from how people are socialized to understand and enact gender, but is reinforced by an ignorance to understand and educate.

At LUU, we want to be clear that none of our staff should be made feel stigmatised or uncomfortable coming to work each day. In allowing this to happen, we would be aiding the decline in engagement and productivity of our trans members of staff which does not align with our values at LUU. Trans people should not have to "manage" their identities in any social setting to suit the expectations of others. Therefore, it is important that we allow everyone the opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential.

E x p a n d Y o u r K n o w l e d g e

"There are lessons in everything. The bad, the good. Our job is to listen, and to continue to learn, so that we get better" - Laverne Cox

Here are some of our top picks for further learning:

Click here to read Mermaid's guide to Non-Binary Inclusion in Sport.

Single-sex spaces: Know your rights! A help sheet for young trans people at work.

Check out Important Transgender Books (by Trans Authors) for Book Recommendations.

Written by the author of 'Supporting Trans People of Colour', a guide to supporting Transgender people of colour.

T r a i n i n g a n d S u p p o r t

Mermaids provides a range of helpline services supporting transgender youth and also provide advice to professionals on how to support transgender students.

Click here for more information.

Gendered Intelligence, established in 2008, is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life.

Click here for more information.

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities.

Click here for more information.

At LUU, we want healthy, happy and safe employees. If you need any help or support, speak to your line manager or get in touch with The People Team.

Available on the Health, Safety and Wellbeing page are a number of resources to support you.

C o n v e r s i o n T h e r a p y

Trigger Warning: This video talks about abusive practises.

LGBTQ+ 'Conversion Therapy' survivor talks about their experience of 'conversion therapy' after their parents sent them to a 'conversion therapy camp' at the age of 15.

For additional Help and Support click here.

Conversion 'therapy' includes medical, psychiatric, psychological, religious, cultural or any other interventions that seek to erase, repress or change the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of a person.

For those who have experienced conversion therapy speaking out and seeking support can seem impossible. The trauma they’ve endured and the fear of upsetting their families or communities will mean that many will keep their pain to themselves and face it alone. It doesn’t have to be this way.

In England and Wales, Conversion Therapy is banned for gay and bisexual people - but not for transgender and non-binary people. Click here to find out how you can support these communities.

H o w T o B e A n A l l y

At LUU, we want to eliminate Transphobia in our organisation and we are committed to supporting and uplifting our Trans staff to feel empowered during their time here at LUU.

We want to ensure that transgender members of staff feel confident at LUU and are treated with respect inside and outside of the workplace.

Therefore, we want to encourage all staff to take the time to confront their own assumptions and stereotypes around trans people, be open minded and to educate themselves on gender reassignment.

Check out 'How to support the transgender people in your life' for some tips on how to be a good Ally.

At LUU we have three staff networks to help bring together and support our members from different liberation groups. One of these is the LGBTQ+ Network. Click here for more information.