Hey all! Hope you all are having a fantastic week. We have had a great last few weeks. Thank you to everyone who came to the Halloween social, it was a great success. There were some amazing outfits including Jenni’s Daenerys Targaryen costume. We hope to use that event now as a marker, and expand on it for the future to hopefully have some more great events. It’s also been great to see so many people turning up to LGBT Cafe throughout the year so far.
Me and Pheebs had a great evening on Wednesday (12th Nov) at Loughborough University. It was the launch of their “Play with pride” campaign, tackling homophobia in sport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg1Ie3JveKs In the NUS Out in Sport report it reveals that 40% of LGBT student’s aren’t open about their sexuality in sports and that only 30% think that there is equality policy being pushed in areas such as sports at university. The evening kicked off with speeches from their President, LGBT Officer and Welfare & Diversity Officer, followed by the launch of their campaign media. It was so heart warming to see the likes of Paula Radcliffe supporting the campaign. The second part of the evening was the BUCS Men’s first team football match between Nottingham and Loughborough. Sadly we lost 4-0 but can’t win at everything I suppose. Ace performance through the game from the team though.