The LGBT+ Campaign exists to provide a safe space within Edinburgh University Students' Association where self-identifying LGBT+ students can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience. There are many identities which fall under the LGBT+ umbrella including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual, and all students who self-define as LGBT+ are welcome to join.
The LGBT+ Campaign is led by the Students' Association's LGBT+ Officer. This year's LGBT+ Officer is Natasha Ion, who was elected by self-defining LGBT+ students in the Students' Association's March elections.
To sign up to the LGBT+ Liberation Group's mailing list and receive regular updates on activities, events and campaigns click here.
All self-identifying LGBT+ students are welcome to get involved in the LGBT+ Campaign. To find out more you can join the Facebook group
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or come along to one of the Campaign's events.
Campaigns and Events
You can read Natasha's full manifesto which she was elected on here
but the issues she is planning to focus on this year are:
- Increasing and improving training for key members of University staff on LGBT+ inclusivity, as well as lobbying for more focused trans awareness training.
- Building stronger links with smaller LGBT+ groups across the University - including those on satellite campuses - to offer support and create community.
- Creating a queer arts collective, providing space for LGBT+ artists to collaborate and support each other.
Each year during February, the LGBT+ Campaign leads the Students' Association's LGBT+ History Month celebrations, organising panel discussions, film screenings, and social events. If you'd like to be involved in arranging 2018's programme, please email email@example.com
The Students' Association has produced a short guide to pronoun use for allies which you can find here