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08 Mar | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality | Women in Leadership

Celebrating: Dr Chiara Beccalossi - School of History and Heritage

Since 2015, Chiara has been working to raise awareness of trans issues and has spearheaded the Transitional States programme, which is supported by the Welcome Trust. She has been organising events for LGBT+ History Month since 2018, which is now a regular feature at the University of Lincoln. Chiara was included in the Global OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List, January 2021

“Being recognised as a role model is great, although there is clearly still a lot of work to do when it comes to recognising and supporting LGBT+ people. While the situation for gay men and lesbians has definitely improved, the fact that trans and non-binary people continue to be discriminated against and stigmatised, and people with intersex variations are rarely recognised at all, demonstrates there is still a lot of progress to be made. The experiences of the BAME LGBT+ community are also often minimised or ignored, showing we all have work to do. I want to continue to work with all communities so that everyone is recognised, treated as equal and valued for their diversity.”