LGBT History Month

 

LGBT History Month is our chance to celebrate the achievements of the LGBT community. Over the month of February we will be celebrating at the various successes achieved in the LGBT community and looking into what needs to be done next. Here at CUSU we’re all about equality and diversity and we want to celebrate our diverse student body. Whether you’re a member of the LGBT+ community or just have a passion for equal rights come along and get stuck into the different events we have going on throughout the month.

 

Rainbow Road - Monday 5th February

10:00am-15:00pm
Outside the Hub and Alan Berry 

Head to The Hub and help us colour in our rainbow road to success. Come along grab some chalk and get colouring! By bringing the student body together to colour in the road we can show you how when everyone comes together easily we can make a difference.

Once you’ve coloured your bit of the road in why not stop and say hi to the LGBTQIA+ society just inside The Hub. They will be on hand to provide more information, show you how you can do your bit to support the LGBT+ community and give advice to those who want it.

We’ve got loads to get stuck in with during the day, make sure you don’t miss out on getting involved.

 

Blind Date - Tuesday 13th February

19:30pm- 23:00pm 

CUSU Entertainments Committee present 'Blind Date.'

Celebrate this Valentine's by finding your perfect date, or simply spectating.

CUSU is bringing the classic 80's show 'Blind Date' to Square One or one night only and it is not one to be missed! 

If you fancy taking part you can APPLY NOW by contacting CUSU through any of our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter Instagram or by email. 

Tickets available now. 

 

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Panel Talk: LGBT+ Inclusivity in Higher Education - Thursday 15th February

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Charles Ward CW215

To conclude a month of celebrating the LGBT+ community throughout CUSU, the LGBT+ committee are hosting a panel talk to highlight how LGBT inclusivity can be improved throughout higher education. Ask speakers your questions and learn more about what the students' union are doing to help.

Our speakers include:

Dr Adam Jowett
Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry and current chair of the British Psychological Society's Psychology of Sexualities Section. 

Beth Douglas 
NUS LGBT+ Women’s’ Officer

Entry is FREE!   

 

 

Film Night - Thursday 22nd February

5:00pm-8:00pm

Charles Ward CW215

Join us for a night at the movies! We will be screening a film of your choosing, vote in the poll above and let us know what you want to see! Can't choose? Here is a short summary of each film to help you make up your mind.

Milk
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum.

Paris Is Burning
Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses come together to celebrate, vogue and compete for bragging rights. 

They
Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun 'They" and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. 

Pride
Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. 

 

The event is completely free and there will even be free popcorn!

Interested in going? Register your free place. 

 

LGBTQIA+ Information Fair - Tuesday 27th February

10:30m-15:30pm
Downstairs in The Hub 

Learn how you can take advantage of opportunities and get information about the LGBTQIA+ community within the CUSU and university life. 

Stalls include: 

+Coventry Pride
+NHS Integrated Sexual Health Outreach Team
+LGBT Society 
+Warwick Pride
+Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)

 

Fancy finding out what else we are doing to celebrate LGBT+ History Month? Join the LGBT+ committee to get your voice heard and make a difference to your student experience. 

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