Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender)

The College is dedicated to raise awareness and improve visibility of LGBT people.  We are committed to supporting students and staff to ensure there are appropriate support mechanisms in place, and that everyone is valued and included.
All policies and procedures are reviewed regularly to ensure all people are treated equally and fairly and that everyone should have access to help and advice when they need it.

LGBT Charter of Rights

The LGBT Charter of Rights is a list of rights based on the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (UNCRC) and the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR).  Information on the LGBT Charter of Rights can be found online at www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/charter

The College is proud to announce it was awarded the LGBT Charter of Rights by LGBT Youth Scotland, at a ceremony held on Tuesday 31 October 2017.  South Lanarkshire College Principal, Stewart McKillop and Vice President of the College Students’ Association, accepted the award on behalf of College staff and students.

The LGBT Charter of Rights award helps demonstrate the positive work undertaken in the College to ensure that all environments across the College are inclusive for everyone regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The college seeks to be a community where everyone is treated with respect, fairness and understanding.  We recognise the complexity of issues around homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and gender identity and are committed to performing all our tasks as a caring and diverse community where any instances of harassment and discrimination are reported and investigated.  We work in Partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland and other support agencies to promote diversity and equality.

View the LGBT Charter of Rights

Equality Committee

The Equality Committee is chaired by the College Principal and has student and staff representation.  This group acts as a channel of communication where issues affecting LGBT people can be raised and addressed or referred to appropriate bodies for action.

Gender Neutral Toilets and Changing Facilities on Campus

The College have fully accessible toilets and changing facilities in the New Annexe and Main Campus.

Events and Activities

The College host and participate in a number of events and activities during the academic session to support and promote the LGBT community, for example, Purple Friday which takes place during LGBT History Month and Glasgow Pride.


Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland are raising awareness of LGBT rights in mental health services and have produced guidelines to help support this. LGBT Inclusive Mental Health Services guidance can be accessed using the link below:


For further information and advice on LGBT health and wellbeing visit the following links:

External Links

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Equality Challenge Unit – Supporting a student or member of staff who is transitioning

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland