LGBTQ+ Network

LGBTQ network

The LGBTQ+ Students’ Network is an opportunity to connect with likeminded students on campus; discussing issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community, socialising in a safe space and campaigning for positive change to improve the lives of all LGBTQ+ students on campus.

The network is open to all self-defining LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) students, this includes those who do not fall into the LGBTQ+ acronyms such as asexual and intersex people.

Stay connected and join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/758797158303891

  • One in five LGB and one in three trans students have experienced bullying or harassment on their campus. (NUS, 2014)
  • Students who have experienced a form of homophobic/biphobic/transphobic harassment are 2-3 times more likely to consider leaving their course and over a half of trans respondents seriously considered dropping out of their course (NUS, 2014).
  • Around a third of LGBTQ+ students report not feeling confident reporting any homophobic/ biphobic/ transphobic bullying to university staff (Stonewall, 2018).
  • 42% of LGBT students hid or disguise that they are LGBT at university because they were afraid of discrimination (Stonewall, 2018).
  • Half of BAME LGBT people (51%) face discrimination within the LGBT community (Stonewall, 2018)

The LGBTQ+ network exists to offer a safe space for self-defining LGBTQ+ students to socialise, campaign & discuss the issues that affect the community.

  • Marking LGBTQ+ History Month, shaping the Guild’s activities
  • Creating Social Activities for members to connect
  • Decolonising Queer Spaces

The network leads on campaigns in order to bring positive change to the lives of all LGBTQ+ students on campus.

Campaign Wins:

Expand your knowledge on the community, exploring different experiences on your social media timeline and your Netflix watchlist.

1. Pride

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2. POSE

 

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3. It’s a Sin

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4. Wentworth

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5. RuPaul’s Drag Race

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6. The Boys in the Band

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7. Carol

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8. Love, Simon

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9. The Imitation Game

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10. Hollywood

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11. Prom

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12. Disclosure

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13. Happiest Season

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14. A Secret Love

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15. Atypical

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For more information on this work contact Deputy President Imogen de Castro Gray: imogend@liverpool.ac.uk