Sharanya Sivarajah - Vice President Education
This year, we're celebrating the national theme - Medicine #Underthescope to recognise the work and life of LGBT+ people who have made significant contributions to the field. It's an opportunity to shine a light on the discrimination and inequalities that LGBT+ people have historically experienced in healthcare settings, and still face to this day.
I’ve worked with the LGBT+ Society and the LGBTQ+ Community Officer Sam Bolton to deliver a range of events to celebrate the achievements of LGBT+ people and also to spread awareness about the inequalities the community faces in the past and present.
In collaboration with @ImJustRHUL, I’ve launched a brand-new event - LGBT+ Speed Dating to provide a fun, safe, and welcoming space for queer people to meet the potential loves of their lives (and if not, just a fun way to meet their community). The funds generated by this event will be donated to the RHUL Transition Fund, an initiative founded by the 2023-24 LGBT+ Society Committee and LGBT+ Community Officer. The transition fund is a mutual aid transition fund to help transgender members of the LGBT+ Society fund private healthcare costs.
This was very important to us, considering both the theme of this year’s campaign and the prevalent struggles of the transgender community in present-day Britain. So, please make sure to get involved in the campaign, whether it's donating to the RHUL Transition Fund, or coming along to our Drag Bingo Night. Keep up to date with the campaign on my social media @rhsueducation where I’ll share loads of great resources to celebrate our queer community and encourage you to enact positive change for this movement.
For more information on the campaign or to chat about anything related to the LGBT+ community, please feel free to send me an email at VPEducation@su.rhul.ac.uk.
Thank you so much to all our poets, musicians, artists and creators who blew us away with their talent. And, thank you to everyone who came out to support our queer creatives!
Thu 22 Feb 2024
From Christine Burns to Laverne Cox to Lord Michael Cashman, VP Education Sharanya celebrates the incredible trailblazers who have worked tirelessly to defend the LGBT+ community.
Wed 21 Feb 2024
For LGBT+ History Month, VP Education Sharanya walks us through the barriers that the queer community has faced through a timeline and provides an overview of the LGBT+ Equality Movement.
Fri 02 Feb 2024
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