Officer Report

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer+ officer

This month I have been overseeing LGBT+ History Month along with the rest of the Network Committee and the Trans+ Officer. We’ve had a really brilliant turnout so far, with our poetry and pizza night being a particular highlight, along with our Outhouse East fundraiser! I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone that has come along and participated!

On Friday the 23rd February we had this term’s LGBT+ forum, which unfortunately didn’t have a brilliant turnout. These forums are a really important part of our community, and without student feedback at forums, we as a Network can’t deal with issues that come up, and also we won’t be able to act on feedback for major events such as LGBT+ History Month, Trans+ Awareness Week, and the upcoming Campus Pride. IF you do have feedback you’d like to give, it’s always more than welcome! You can drop us an email at ptolgbq@essex.ac.uk.

Recently we’ve also seen a major drop in attendance at Ignite. We have been working on student feedback from previous Ignites, however there’s little use in this if we don’t get a decent turnout. We’ve acted on issues with door staff, who now have sensitivity training, we’re also working on featuring more flags at Ignite to make it a more LGBT+ friendly space, and we’re also working on getting Network memberships free admission. We’ll also be looking at putting up some bathroom awareness posters for the next Ignite, and we’re always looking for more feedback to make Ignite a better space for LGBT+ students. However, we are at risk of losing the night altogether if attendance doesn’t get better so please come along!

taran baragwanath

If you have got any questions or comments about my report please post them below.

Thanks

Taran


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