Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


Recognising and Counteracting Sexuality-based Microaggressions

Common Sexuality-based Microaggressions

Examples of microassault, microinsult and microinvalidations

What is sexuality? 

Sexuality is commonly thought of as an orientation towards either opposite sex (heterosexual) or same sex (homosexual) relationships or both (bisexual). This, however, does not fully represent the lived experience of people who would not describe themselves as heterosexual.

Roots of Sexuality-based Microaggressions

It is useful to consider the socio-cultural and historical factors which influence people’s unconscious thinking and behaviour towards queer individuals.

Finding out more

Further reading and resources