LGBTQ+ History Month
During the month of February, we are recognising LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) communities’ history and promoting diversity and equality in society.
It’s a time for reflection, celebration, and remembrance for icons throughout global history and their continued struggle for Liberation & Equality. We’re working across the University with some incredible LGBTQIA+ talent to bring you resources and events to make this month one to remember!
From panels, to workshops, to socials and more- you’ll have the opportunity to learn so much about the vibrant and diverse LGBTIQA+ staff and students at City, as well as continuing to work towards fostering an authentic inclusive community, where all can feel safe and supported in being who they are. "
As students at City we are part of a big intersectional body, we live and study in one of the most inclusive and diverse cities in the world, easily we can forget about the painful history, which stands behind our freedom and inclusion. We can become comfortable in this place but as part of this month I challenge you to take a moment to remember and reflect on our history and collectively we can learn from it, because there is always room to grow.
As the LGBTQ+ Liberation Officer I hope you come to join our vibrant and beautiful community at workshops and events organized at City.
Paulina Samasova (she/her) - LGBTQ+ Liberation Officer
What do we have planned for you?
Meike Imberg: Allyship
9th Feb 2:50-3:50pm
Sign up here.
Meike Imberg: Navigating HE/Job Market
10th Feb 3-4pm
Meike Imberg: How to Drive Change & Influence Campaigns
11th Feb 3-4pm
Evening event @City Bar
@ LGBTQI+ Social
24th of Feb
Sign up here.
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;
- Condoms and Dental Dems will also be availble for collection.
During this month we will also launch 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.
Get in touch
Would you like to be involved or host an activity - you can email Paulina, our LGBTQ+ Officer.