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Marking the struggles that people in our LGBT+ community have faced, and continue to face, is hugely important to us at the University, as is taking the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing work and achievements going on here on campus, and across society more widely. We hope to do just that on our LGBT+ History Month paghe and on our social media channels over the next few weeks!
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