Salford academic appointed to Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Advisory Panel
Brian Boag (pictured), Associate Dean International Development in the University of Salford’s School of Health and Society, has been appointed to the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Advisory Panel.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has established a range of equality panels and other networks to engage with the diverse communities across the city region.
These groups work to advise, support and challenge politicians and policy-makers, tackling the discrimination and disadvantage that cause injustice and inequality in society, and championing Greater Manchester as an inclusive city region.
The LGBTQ+ Advisory Panel is one of seven equality panels established and funded by the GMCA. It launched in August 2018, and aims to:
- Build strong, inclusive communities where people feel safe
- Ensure that Greater Manchester has strong and diverse leadership
- Improve LGBTQ+ awareness
- Deliver the ambitions of the Greater Manchester LGBT Action Plan
On his appointment, Brian said, “I’m beyond thrilled to be appointed to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority as a diversity advisor for the LGBTQ+ community. Greater Manchester is proud of our diversity and the Mayor’s commitment to all communities is a major part of making Manchester a safe and thriving place for all to flourish in.
“February marks LGBT+ History Month, a time when we reflect on how far we’ve come and on the battles still being fought. While we’ve made great progress in recent years, it is more important than ever that we continue to challenge discrimination and disadvantage wherever it exists in our society.”
Professor Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School of Health and Society, said: “I’m delighted at Brian’s appointment to this committee. This underpins the important work that we do to ensure that all our communities are treated with respect and dignity and make the University of Salford a place where all colleagues and students feel they belong. We want to ensure that everyone in the university has equality of opportunity, and that this is a truly inclusive place to work and study.”
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