WITH LGBT+ History Month drawing to a close, Edward Jones is organising a final push of events to celebrate and create a safe space for students.
For all of this week, Jones is collecting names for the Aber Touch Rugby team, which will be the first Welsh team. All genders and abilities are welcome to put their names forward to play. Jones wants to encourage those who wouldn’t normally have the chance to play to join in especially.
On Tuesday, Aberystwyth University Feminist Society has invited PhD student Megan Talbot to give a talk on the differential treatment intersex people receive to non-intersex people, especially in the medical and legal fields. Her talk, entitled ‘Sex, drugs and jurisprudence; a brief exploration of the history of medical and legal treatment of intersex people‘, will be held in C22 of Hugh Owen at 18:15.
Thursday will call for the first ever LGBT+ support group to be held. As it stands, this will be held in the Underground of the Students’ Union from 17:00, although the location may change to the committee room at the back of the Students’ Union if it can be booked.
Finally, Friday will be when an LGBT+ Zone will be held in the committee room from 18:00. Jones will be welcoming all to talk about any changes that LGBT+ students want and/or need from the Union, university, and from the student support team.
All in all, there is still plenty ahead as the month draws to a close, and just because the official History Month will be over doesn’t mean that there will be no further events planned for LGBT+ students.