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Queen's University Belfast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Society Leaflet

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  1. 1. Coming out isn’t a one off event, it is very much an ongoing process. Typically it starts with admitting to yourself that you are gay, lesbian, bi, trans or open minded. Many people gradually start telling the other people in their lives but it’s your choice.In our experience people who come to Queen’s are generally accepting and laid back people. Telling your flat mates up at Elms or the people on your course could be daunting and you may fear losing them as friends but this rarely happens. If it does then maybe they aren’t the right crowd for you and you’ll have all the support you could need here at QUB LGBT. You will meet so many more people who will appreciate you for who you are.When you arrive at university, you might find loads of openly gay people, and you might find some who decide to tell you a few weeks in, or not until your final year. Everyone is unique and in a different position personally, emotionally and physically. It can be nerve wracking, but it can also be an incredibly exciting experience like university in general.Coming Out We have monthly campaign meetings where everyone can come along, help design posters and launch fun and challenging events. Heterosexual?Don’t want to come to your first meeting alone? Bring your friends and new roommates if you want to. You can also give us a quick email and request a Buddy Meeting where two members of our Executive will meet you at a time that suits you in a relaxed setting like one of the bars/coffee shops in the SU.Buddy System-223520-309880Coming to your first meeting will probably be one of the most difficult things you do at university. If this is the first time you’ve told anyone you’re LGBT, or if you’re already out to everyone and even your granny is fixing you up with dates, it can be really hard gathering up the courage to walk into a room full of strangers.But never fear! Absolutely everyone is going through the same situation and we are here to ensure your first meeting is a positive, easy going and pleasant experience. The meeting is designed to be as relaxed as possible, it’s a great opportunity to meet loads of new people and there’ll be ice breaking games, nibbles and a chance to have a quick dance out in the local scene if you want to.Join the society, come along to our campaign meetings and help us make Queen’s a more accepting and friendly place to study. Bigotry and hate crimes are a sad fact of life, help us change this.You poor thing! Seriously, if you have LGBT friends, family members or just support LGBT rights, we want to recruit you too!University is a place to discover who you really are. Our differences should be celebrated and our individuality is important. Whether you already know you’re LGB or T, or if you are questioning your sexuality, the LGBT Society @ Queen’s is here for you.You can join at any time of the year, not just at Freshers’, and you don’t even have to be a registered student.76866754107815Your first meeting9829800-239110<br />
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