The GCR is a welcoming and inclusive common room that is accepting of all Christ Church graduate students regardless of sexuality or gender identity.  The GCR Committee includes a termly-appointed LGBTQ+ Officer to provide support and to keep graduate students informed of important LGBTQ+ societies, events and goings-on around Oxford.

Christ Church College flew the rainbow LGBTQ+ flag for the first time in February 2016 to mark LGBTQ History Month.  This was an important milestone for the college.  The flag shows support for LGBTQ+ identifying members of the Christ Church JCR, GCR and SCR and serves as a statement that Christ Church is a non-discriminatory and LGBTQ+ friendly environment.

LGBTQ+ flag flying in Peckwater Quad

LGBTQ+ flag flying in Peckwater Quad.  Photo: Ian Ranson

Some useful resources:

  • The Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society runs many LGBTQ+ related events, welfare catch-ups and provides general information about LGBTQ+ life in Oxford.  Further information including a link to sign up to the mailing list can be found at: oulgbtsoc.org.uk
  • The Oxford Friend LGBT+ Support line is local volunteer-run organisation offering LGBT+ specific, confidential advice and counselling for Oxford’s LGBT+ community.  Contact details can be found at: oxfordfriend.co.uk
  • Oxfordshire Sexual Health Clinics provide confidential walk-in clinics, emergency contraception, testing and treatment for STIs, advice on safe sex, drug use and other health advice.  Details available at: sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/