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LGBTQ+ student support at Bath

Information on support for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and how the University and wider Bath community can provide support.

Coming out: talking about your sexual orientation and gender identity

Information about coming out at University and where to get advice and support if you need it.


Coming out can be a challenging time and a process that you sometimes have to go through more than once. We have put together some resources to support you if you are considering or in the process of coming out, including where you can get advice and support. If you are considering coming out as trans you may want to look at our coming out as trans guide below.

Coming out as trans

Information about coming out as trans at University and where to get advice and support if you need it.


Though similar in experience of telling friends and family about your identity, there are differences between coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and coming out as transgender. We have put together some resources to support you if you are considering or in the process of coming out as trans, including where you can get advice and support.

Supporting you if you are a trans student

Guidance on emotional and practical support the University can offer you if you are a trans student.


If you identify as trans the University can offer support, including a range of practical steps we may be able to offer to help you.

LGBTQ+ Allyship

Information on how to be an ally to people who identify as LGBTQ+.


This guide is for those who would like some resources to help further their support the LGBTQ+ community and become an active ally. You may also be interested in our guide specially on being a trans ally below.

Trans Allyship

How to be an understanding and effective trans/non-binary intersex ally


This guide contains more specific information on being an active trans ally, you might want to read it in conjunction with our LGBT allyship guide.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this page please contact the Wellbeing Service.