To all City students,
LGBTQ+ History month is for reflection and recollection, not just for the community as a whole, but for us as members of that community individually. We want to inspire students to look back not only on our collective achievements, but on what brought them to where they are now, whether it's enjoying the highs or withstanding the lows.
We also want to remind ourselves of the progress and achievements made by the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledge the challenges we have overcome. At the same time, we should celebrate the diverse and rich tapestry of identities and experiences that make up our community today.
As students, it's important to remember that our journey to self-discovery and acceptance is unique, and we should celebrate and embrace the differences that make us who we are. It is through these differences that we are able to learn and grow as individuals, and as a community.
In recognition of this, the LGBTQ+ Society and the Students' Union would like to extend a warm welcome to all students. We encourage you to attend the events and activities planned for this month, and to engage with the wider community. Whether you are looking for support, friendship, or just a safe space to be yourself, the LGBTQ+ Society and your Students' Union is here for you.
So, let's come together and celebrate the diversity, history and achievements of our community, and let's continue to work towards a future where everyone can proudly be themselves at City.
Yours in solidarity,
Gabi Prefit, LGBTQ+ Society President, and,
Gesmina Tsourrai, SU President
During the month of February, visit our Welcome Desk to collect:
- your pronoun badges (getting pronouns right will make the person feel acknowledged and valid);
- LGBTQ+ Pride Flags (these help different members of the LGBTQ+ community feel seen and heard);
- LGBTQ+ History Month Lanyards;
During this month you can take part in our 'Stating your Pronouns' campaign.
Why is it important to get pronouns right?
When someone is referred to with a pronoun (e.g. he/she/they) that doesn’t align with their gender identity, it can make them feel alienated. Getting pronouns right will make the person feel acknowledged and valid.
Resources available here and our personalised email signatures available here. You will also find us out and about on campus handing out pronoun badges and resources throughout LGBTQI+ History Month.