We Value Identity

Here at Bangor we value diversity and welcome all students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +. We aim to provide a safe space for you to fully express your sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Bangor is committed to promoting a supportive environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We wish for LGBT+ students to have the best university experience and this is covered in our Student Harassment Policy and our Trans Student Equality Policy. Visit our web page Share and Support for more information if you have experienced any form of harassment.

What is LGBT?

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans and along with Heterosexual they describe people's sexual orientation or gender identity. Whilst these terms are commonly used, not everyone identifies with one of these categories, therefore Bangor University recognises everyone’s right to self-identify.

Common Terms

Lesbian – Can be used to describe a person who identifies as a woman and is sexually and/or romantically attracted to others who identify as women.

Gay – Can be used to describe a person who identifies as a man and is sexually and/or romantically attracted to others who identify as men.

Bisexual – Can be used to describe a person who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to both men and women.

Trans – Can be used to describe a person who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or does not identify with binary gender categories of male and female.

Gender Identity – Refers to whether a person feels male, female, or does not identify with binary gender categories (regardless of the gender they were assigned at birth).

This diagram from the website 'It's Pronounced Metrosexual' may help your understanding of gender.