We are a society run by and for LGBT+ students. We are an inclusive group - anyone who identifies as a sexual and/or gender minority is welcome to join us, and we welcome allies. Any exclusionism will be taken seriously be the committee and by RUSU, and our number one priority is in creating a safe space for all attendees.
Membership is free for members who are students at the University of Reading (including ERASMUS and other students on a placement scheme) and there is an £8.15 membership fee for associate members (non-students or students completely external to UoR).
Our primary goals are to work to create a safe, social place for people that define as LGBT+ within/around the university, and look out for the welfare of all members of our community. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact a committee member or the society page.
Our vibrant society runs frequent and varied weekly socials, campaigns and coffee hours every Monday and Thursday from 1-2pm, on the main Whiteknights campus (This term we're meeting in Palmer G03 on Monday and G04 on Thursday). It provides students with the opportunity to meet and build relationships with each other, in a relaxed, non-drinking (by this we mean no alcohol!) environment.
In previous years we have ran several drinking and non-drinking socials, from bingo and quizes to nights out in town, and this year will be no different. The highlights of our year are always Student Pride in London, (including a night out in Heaven), and the LGBT+ Prom in March (which we're already hard at work on).
For this coming academic year, we have many plans for our society and our socials. We're integrated with other LGBT+ friendly societies on campus and at other universities, providing opportunities to hold several more non-drinking socials such as sports and crafts. The society is integrating further with RUSU and the campaigns of the Student Officers, so we'd love to hear your suggestions for how else we can help.
Anyone wishing to join our closed Facebook group must sign up as a member here on RUSU, before their membership can be approved.
If you have an queries or concerns about the LGBT+ Society, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any welfare issues you can either contact us on social media or email, or the LGBQ+ Part Time Officer by email at email@example.com. All issues will be handled confidentially, so there is no need to worry about sending your problems to us. We check it daily so will be able to offer help as soon as possible. You can also send us any worries or suggestions anonymously through our Curious Cat.
If you're in need of any additional welfare support you can contact the student welfare department at the university, or get LGBT+ specific help from Support U, a local charity.