The Durham Student Union LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, +) Association exists to provide welfare services, campaigns, and socials to anyone who identifies as being under the LGBT+ umbrella, including but not limited to:
- those under the trans umbrella, genderqueer, genderfluid, genderflux, agender, pangender, bigender, intergender, non-binary, third-gender, and gender questioning or non-conforming individuals;
- intersex individuals;
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, grey-asexual, demisexual, homoromantic, panromantic, biromantic, aromantic, and polyamorous individuals, or anyone on any of these spectra.
The Durham LGBT+ Association also welcomes and encourages the involvement of allies, so feel free to bring your non-LGBT+ friends along!
Our welfare services include a confidential listening service, as well as providing free sexual health supplies such as condoms, dental dams, personal lubricant, pregnancy tests, and STI testing kits. We also have an excellent signposting system which allows you to find the most effective way of solving any issue you may be having, as well as links to the university counselling service. If you have any questions or concerns about welfare, please email Joe at [email protected]
We will be running several campaigns this year to increase awareness of certain LGBT+ issues, as well as educate and raise money for relevant charities. If you are interested in getting involved with campaigns, please email Elijah at [email protected]
Our socials include open socials at the local Osbourne’s bar, and weekly “safe-space” socials during which we have the ability to exclude anyone behaving in an inappropriate or offensive manner (although this does not generally happen)!