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LGBT+ Month 2020 – All you need to know

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LGBT+ Month returns throughout February with a huge array of events celebrating the LGBT+ community 🌈

The full schedule for LGBT+ Month 2020:

🏳️‍🌈 ‘PRIDE’ Film Screening, Thursday 06, 19:00, Union Films

🏳️‍🌈 How to Make Your Club/Society LGBT+ Inclusive, Monday 17th, 18:00 – 19:00, 34/3019

🏳️‍🌈 Glitter Party, Wednesday 12, 19:00, The Bridge – hosted by Southampton RAG and SUSU LGBT+ Society

🏳️‍🌈 ‘BEYOND: There is always a black issue dear’ screening, Thursday 13, WSA Campus, 4.30pm West Side Lecture Theatre

🏳️‍🌈 Queering Read the rest

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Hear from activist Kenny Jones as part of Trans Awareness Week

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As part of Trans Awareness week, male activist and entrepreneur Kenny Jones will be speaking at SUSU on Thursday 14 November. Kenny will be talking about his personal experience, transphobia, and what it is like to be trans in the BAME community. He will also be discussing period poverty in the trans community alongside gender neutral period products.

VP Welfare and Community Laura Barr says:

“Regardless of what community you are in, this is a great opportunity to hear a lived experience from somebody who can provide insight into these issues. Kenny will not be fully representative of the Read the rest

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SUSU Celebrates Pride

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At Southampton Pride 2019, staff and students from the University and SUSU went along to join in, march, and stand in solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

In the last 50 years, LGBT+ rights have come a long way. In the UK, sexual activity between men was decriminalized in 1967, and in 2010, same-sex marriage was legalized. Although we still have a long way to go, today we all celebrated where we are now, and who we are. Student activism has been a fundamental part of this.

The LGBT+ Society and the University Staff Pulse Network marched together in the parade … Read the rest

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LGBT+ History Month: how to get involved

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In collaboration with LGBT+ Society, University of Southampton, and Student Life, we give you LGBT+ Month and it’s a busy one. Below we have some dates for your diaries.

Sunday 03 – Saturday 09: LOVE

💗 Friday 01: Raise the Flag, 09:00, Flagpole outside Hartley Library 

💗 Friday 01: Rainbow Hand Prints, 09:30-16:00, Bar 2 (Level 2, Students’ Union (B42))

💗 Monday 04: Lived Experiences Event (Survivor Stories)-

💗 Tuesday 05: Board Games Night with LGBT+ Soc, 19:00, 34/2019

💗 Wednesday 06: ‘Love, Simon’ Film Screening, 17:00, Union Films 

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Online Harassment Reporting Tool

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Hey everyone, it’s Arun Aggarwal (VP Student Communities) and Sam Higman (VP Welfare) here.

This year we’ve seen a rise in the number of reported issues around harassment come to the Sabbatical team, and be publicly risen. Because of this, we have worked alongside the Stand Up To Racism Society to better the Union’s method of reporting harassment and allow us to gather data.

We have come up with a new service to facilitate how to report those issues and how we can provide support to affected people. This new service will be in the shape of an online form … Read the rest

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LGBT+ Society celebrate LGBT History Month with rainbow handprints

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LGBT+ Society are on the Concourse in Building 42, Highfield campus, today creating a rainbow banner of handprints in support for LGBT History Month.

The student group have rallied students to use their handprints to celebrate equal opportunities for LGBT+ rights.

LGBT+ Society President, Jonathon St Clair-Smith says, “We’re making the banner to show unity within the community”.

Pop down to the Concourse before 15:00 today to show your support with a rainbow handprint and look out for the finished banner, which is due to be displayed at the Union Reception.

Find out more about LGBT_ Society by going … Read the rest

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Rainbow Love: Southampton Pride is Back!

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This Sunday 28 August sees the return of Southampton Pride, the city’s biggest celebration of LGBT+ equality.

Celebrations will commence on West Marlands Road (outside the Stage Door) from 11:00 on Sunday, with live music from midday. The party is set to continue through the evening at the official after party at The Edge & Box Bar.

The Community Parade will leave the Stage Door at 15:00, heading around Guildhall Square and down Above Bar Street to the Bargate.

As a Union, we are proud to have such a diverse student population and we are here to welcome, celebrate … Read the rest

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Meet our student groups!

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SUSU has over 300 student groups that you can get involved in. They come under the following categories: Education, External Engagement, Sports Development, Student Communities, Student Life, and Sustainability. To help you decide what societies you would like to join in September, here’s an introduction and a small taster of the variety of societies we have! We’d like to introduce you to the

Vegan and Vegetarian Society, Frisbee Society, Union Films, and LGBT Society!


Vegan and Vegetarian Society – Poppy Martin

Whether you’re a vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan, or an open-minded omnivore, join the vegetarian society to have fun and … Read the rest

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