"Don't ever be afraid to show off your true colours"
This page of our Liberation Hub is here for you to use if you identify as a LGBTQ+ and would like some resources or guidance, or if you are looking for ways to get involved in the Union. Even if you don't identify as LGBTQ+ but you are looking to empower those who are around you, then you're in the right place! Take a look at our resources and suggestions below.
Take a look at our resources and suggestions below. If we've missed anything or you have an initiative or suggestion for us to add to this page, then please send it to our Coordinator Nat at email@example.com.
Things to read, watch and be inspired*
Films, Documentaries, Podcasts, Books, Series, you name it! Here's some things that we'd suggest to watch, read or listen to if you're in the mood to feel empowered!
*Some of the content may not be suitable for children
Things to watch...
These are some films, documentaries and series' that are available on all major streaming platforms. Some of these we have been watching as an SU Team to help educate ourselves. Some viewers may find the below suggestions distressing.
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Things to read...
The books below are some of our suggestions that we've found useful in helping educate ourselves about LGBT+ History and different stories from within the community.
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Things to listen to...
If you're interested in learning more about LGBT+ stories, different perspectives of different people, or even news from with the LGBT+ community, then have a listen to the podcasts below. All of the recommended podcasts are available on all major streaming platforms.
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“What else is out there?”
Student Minds: Student Minds has a great LGBTQ+ Resource page for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who want to support someone within the LGBTQ+ community whether that be a friend or a family member.
Stone Wall: Stone Wall is a charity that's mission is for everyone to be accepted for who they are. They have different initiatives you can support and get involved with as well as resources, help and advice.
“How can I get involved?”
Bustle: Bustle have a list of LGBTQ+ charities for you to support, from the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group to London Gaymers.
The Hardest Hit Campaign: Organised jointly by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) and the UK Disabled People’s Council, brings together individuals and organisations to send a clear message to the Government: stop these cuts now.
NUS:If you are looking to get involved in the national conversation around LGBTQ+ student experiences, the NUS have resources and campaign information for you to take a look at.
Empty Closets: Empty Closets is an online forum space where you can ask questions and figure out who you are with the support of other people just like you.
“Other points of interest”
If music is your passion and you need some background noise to your revision, The Indiependent have put together a list of 10 LGBTQ+ Classical Composers for you to listen to! They also have a list of their favourite LGBTQ+ Artists and Allies too which is worth a look!
Looking for a new read? Here's 6 Black LGBTQ+ Authors for you to browse
As a queer Indigenous kid, Gary Lonesborough was alienated by the books he read. He hopes his new YA book gives a child like him the acceptance he never had. A really inspirational read!
"Are there any upcoming events?"
If there are any events we think would be great for you we will list them below. Do you know of something happening that we can add? Get in touch.