LGBTQIA+ Students

Student sitting on the couch with National Student Pride Award in front of the student lying on the table.

This community is for all students that self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, pansexual, asexual, intersex and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity. The aim of this community is to empower all LGBTQIA+ students, offer a safe space to our students to socialise, and bring positive change to LGBTQIA+ students university experiences.

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Community Engagement Lead
Jack Craig(He/Him), Psychology BSc

What would you like to achieve in your role this year?

I would like to lead positive changes in the university with the Student’s Union that is informed by LGBTQIA+ students themselves. I would like to continue events such as Queer Words and establish new ones that enable the community to increase their voice, presence, and enjoyment on campus. Currently, it can still feel isolating and unsafe for LGBTQIA+ folk and I think increased visibility and bringing a wider sense of community will help to establish better connections and representation for students.

Jack smiling holding Pride flags at a Pride parade

Activities

Every year we celebrate LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the history of gay rights and raising awareness and promoting equality and diversity. Previously we have hosted queer words, drag nights, panel talks and film screenings. If you would like to get involved in the planning or have an idea for LGBT+ History month (February 2024), please contact the LGBTQIA+ Students Community Engagement Lead or email community.su@coventry.ac.uk.


If you have an idea of an activity you’d like to run for the community, we can support you!


If you have an idea for a campaign you’d like to run, we can help you deliver your campaign!

Societies

You may want to join our LGBTQIA+ society, please see the full list below:

Resources

  • Gender Community Lending Library (GCLL) – GCLL recognises that books can be expensive and accessing queer texts could out an individual. This online book site provides access to trans and queer texts for people across the UK

  • Gender Kit – is a UK-based website that provides guides to changing things that are linked to gender, including names, pronouns, and ID documents.

  • Grapevine – based in Coventry and Warwickshire, Grapevine’s ‘Connecting for Good’ campaign is working towards sparking movements for change in the local queer community.

  • MindOut - is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people with experience of mental health issues. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

  • Pride Events - is an LGBTQIA+ events website. They provide information on UK-based LGBTQIA+ Pride Events information, tickets, accommodation, and travel.

  • Stonewall - stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. Stonewall runs campaigns that drive positive change in public attitudes and public policy.

  • Switchboard - is an LGBT+ helpline. They provide a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

  • The Yard – The Yard is an LGBTQ+ venue based in Coventry City Centre and run regular events and nights for the queer community.

  • Your Students Union offers free, independent, and confidential advice to all students. Find out more about Your Advice here.

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