The LGBT+ Network provides a space for staff and students to meet with colleagues and allies from across The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Our forum meets quarterly to share experiences and highlight issues that may affect LGBT+ staff, students and patients.
The meetings also provide an opportunity to influence ICR strategies and policies and help to promote diversity within the ICR and The Royal Marsden.
Initiatives led by the network include a resource for colleagues, which helps to set out what it means to be a good ally, and how to help create a welcoming environment in the workplace so that everybody can feel more comfortable being themselves.
We also have launched the ICR's rainbow lanyards, which you will see staff wearing around both of ours sites.
We also celebrate our network through events such as LGBT in STEM day, and work closely with other networks across higher education and in London. We march in the London Pride parade as part of the University of London.
We hosted the Pride in STEM, Out Thinkers event for LGBT History Month, featuring a range of speakers talking about their research and experiences as LGBT+ individuals in academia. We hold social events too, and trips have included a night to the Science Museum lates.
At the ICR, we also participate in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index ranking, which supports employers to measure their progress in creating welcoming and inclusive workplaces.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.