HA T CR S AI TH C? E
AUGUST 2012 ISSUE 1
WELCOME TO THE NEW QUB LGBT NEWSLETTER! We aim to please here at QUB LGBT and if you’re ready for us we’re ready for you! To kick start the next academic year, we are launching a newsletter which will be delivered to all those on our mailing list at least once a month. This is the beginning of a new LGBT society in QUB where
you can expect to see many changes and facelifts over the coming months! ‘What’s the craic?’ is the hub for all the latest news gossip and scandal (we wish) that goes on in little NI and more importantly, in your campus at QUB. We aim to update you on local news
headlines regarding the LGBT community, new events and issues that we want you to hear about and most of all let you hear what the society is doing for you! So keep reading for some of the top stories from your society this month...
PRIDE WEEK IS DOCKING IN BELFAST! - GET YOURSELF ONBOARD! Sail down to the biggest event of the summer! With Belfast’s maritime celebrations continuing throughout the year it’s not surprising to see this years theme at Pride Festival is Pride
at Sea! Get your sailors outfits at the ready as QUB LGBT society is proud to be part of the biggest Pride Festival that Belfast has seen to date! Get yourselves down to the Pride Parade on Saturday 4th
August for what promises to be an amazing spectacle! QUB LGBT will be there with bells (and wedding dresses) on and we hope you can join us! March with us as we support the LGBT community and students we represent daily.
Jessica Kirk - Vice-President Equality & Diversity 2012/13
We are proud to welcome Jessica Kirk to the role of equality and diversity this year and hope to work closely with her and the SU for all the amazing events we have planned... (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!)
Contact Jessica - firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEERSPACE & BELFAST PRIDE In association with QUB LGBT & GLYNI PRESENT:
Queer Generations: Personal perspectives on the past, present & future Sun 5th August - 5pm Europa Hotel
TABOO and QUB LGBT Society in association with Forbidden-Fruit & Swagger
Mandela Hall Saturday 4 August 9pm-2am Tickets £8 (£10 on the night) available from the SU reception & Ticketmaster (subject to availability). 3-4-5 on selected drinks available at the bar ALL NIGHT! Finish your maritime parade of Belfast with a cracking night in one of Belfast’s biggest club venues!
There's only one place to be this Pride Night... P R I D E ☆ B A L L
With some of our very own perspectives from the society members,
this is highlighted to be
3PM - City Hall, Parliament Street - Dublin QUBSU are sending some student officers down, but why not get involved yourself for what is arguably the most poignant march in the history of the issue! Lets get Marriage Equality in Ireland! It’s Wizard of Oz Themed! :D
one of the most poignant events of Pride this year... Come to hear stories from the generations as we look to what is achievable in
Equal Marriage NI
the future... www.queerspace.org.uk
Start spreading the news... Your new LGBT Executive 2012/13 Peter Agnew - President Daniel Hogan - Vice-President/Campaigns Matthew O’Connor - Secretary Hannah Mawhinney - Treasurer Adam Walsh - Events
A new organisation has been set up to tackle the topic of Equal Marriage in Northern Ireland. QUB LGBT society have already hosted the first public consultation on it and hope to work with the organisation in the future to lobby the government to pass equal marriage legislation.