LGBTQ+ online inclusivity toolkit
This is an anti-discrimination toolkit for tackling online abuse directed at LGBTQ+ communities. It is part of a project aimed at working towards online inclusivity.
It is produced through engagement with members of sexual and gender minority communities. The advice is focused on resources and legal powers available in the United Kingdom.
About the project
Incidents of discrimination directed at individuals due to their sexual or gender identity are commonplace, with online social networking sites (SNS) providing further opportunities for abuse. Online abuse experienced by minorities is significant; in response to this, academics from the University of Lincoln and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) carried out a study working with sexual and gender minorities to identify and resolve online abuse.
The toolkit is divided into seven parts, which comprise of a series of related questions. In the first part we set out the purpose of the toolkit and provide some background information about sexual and gender minorities.
Megan Todd is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Sociology at the University of Central Lancashire. Megan’s recent research work explores the experiences of sexual and gender minorities online.
Rachela is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln, and co-developer of the LGBTQ+ Online Inclusivity Toolkit hosted by the Eleanor Granville Centre. She is also the EDI Co-Chair in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln.
Nick is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln (UK), and co-developer of the LGBTQ+ Online Inclusivity Toolkit hosted by the Eleanor Glanville Centre. He is also research Ethics Lead in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln.