Welcome – Trinity LGBT Staff Network



Welcome from the Trinity LGBT Staff Network! The Network is here as a resource for all staff members in the University who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other sexualities/gender identities which are not heterosexual & cisgender.

The Network is open to LGBT staff members, allies and all staff with an interest in the LGBT+ community and endeavours to contribute to Trinity’s long history of innovation, excellence and trendsetting in a unique way.

The Network serves as many functions as there are interests of our members, and aims to act as a representative voice for LGBT staff, a professional network, a social outlet and a resource on LGBT+ issues.

If you are an LGBT member of staff, your experience in the University should be open to and enhanced by every aspect of your life, and the Network hopes to facilitate this by making you feel welcome and connected with your LGBT and non-LGBT colleagues.

You can learn more about the Network’s history and our committee in our About page.

Our Terms of Reference are available here.

You can also find out more about our activities by checking out our events and following us on social media.

The Network is driven from the ground up by the needs and interests of its members. If you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make, please feel very welcome to contact us and get involved.

Yours in Pride,

Joel McKeever




The Trinity LGBT Staff Network was founded in December 2015 by a group of staff members interested in connecting the LGBT community on campus, socialising, sharing experiences and representing the voice of the staff in university business and policy making. Membership of the Network is open to any staff member interested in the LGBT community.

With support from the Equality Office, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Human Resources, a number of successful initial meetings and events were organised including an Éigse Thuar Ceatha / Trinity Rainbow Celebration, organised by the Irish Language Office and initial proposers of the network in collaboration with An Cumann Gaelach and Q Soc – Trinity LGBT, and an event celebrating the anniversary of the same-sex marriage referendum.

Most recently, the Network held a town hall meeting to agree on the Terms of Reference for the Network and elect its inaugural committee for the 2016/17 academic year.

You can learn more about the Network’s committee members here.

More about our upcoming events can be found here.

To join the Network or find out more, check out our contact page here.

We often take photographs at our events and share them in our Event Gallery and/or on social media. If you would prefer not to be photographed please mention this to one of our committee members at the event.





News & Events

The LGBT Staff Network is hard at work planning events for the 2016/17 academic year. More information will be available here shortly.

Events can also be found by signing up to our newsletter (email lgbtstaff@tcd.ie) or, if you are a Trinity staff member, adding the Network calendar in Outlook (search Trinity LGBT Staff Network in your calendar options in Outlook or Office 365).

In the meantime – if you have any suggestions for events or projects you’d like to propose to the Network please contact us.

We often take photographs at our events and share them in our Event Gallery and/or on social media. If you would prefer not to be photographed please mention this to one of our committee members at the event.

You can check out our photos of previous events in our Event Gallery.

Upcoming Events 2017

Oct 6th 2017 – #Queer
The Trinity LGBT Staff Network present a mind-bending evening of queer performance hosted by Stephen Quinn of Spicebag fame!
This will be a fun evening of song, conversation, and interaction with a drinks reception which asks the question – what does it mean to be LGBTQ in 2017.

Tickets are €3 with all funds donated to Gay Switchboard. 

Tickets can be booked via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/queer-being-lgbtq-in-2017-tcd-lgbt-staff-network-tickets-37773839571

This event is supported by the Trinity College Dublin Equality Fund.


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Articles about the Trinity LGBT Staff Network & LGBT Staff on Campus

“It’s about people’s everyday lives” TCD Corporate Services Division, April 25th, 2017

After Proposal Last Year, Trinity LGBT Network Launched” University Times, February 5th, 2016

“LGBT Staff Network and the Legacy of the Sexual Liberation Movement”  University Times, March 5th, 2016

“Trinity Wins Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality Award” Trinity Communications Office, 22nd September, 2016

“Introducing Trinity’s LGBT Staff Network” Trinity News, October 24th, 2016