Derek McGhee, Professor of Sociology, Faculty Dean of Research for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the Keele Institute for Social Inclusion

Q. Why do you think it’s important to have out and visible LGBT people in the University?

Out and visible LBGTI people are important in the university context because they can be role models for LGBTI colleagues and students.

Q. What is it like ‘coming out’ as an LGBT person?

Coming out is a continuous process even for people like me who are ‘out’ to friends, family and at work.

Q. How important is the Keele LGBTI Network?

It is important to have a Staff LGBTI Network as it creates a safe space and a platform for celebrating who we are.