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Living life with a queer sexuality can be incredible difficult, which is why days like this are important. May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (also known as IDAHOBIT). Founded in 2004, this day is intended to raise awareness regarding violence and discrimination against queer (LGBTQ+) people, in order to drive positive change; this is a day which is now celebrated in more than 130 countries around the world. Ultimately, it is a day which should provide those in the queer community with feelings of safety and solidarity, whilst also informing those not in the queer community how they can act as allies and supporters for the queer people around them. This article is going to go into a number of safe spaces in Lincoln for those in the LGBTQ+ community, and how the University of Lincoln can support you if you’re struggling as a queer person with your identity, or with any abuse you may be receiving.
Queer Spaces In Lincoln
Located at 35 Newland, this is Lincoln’s prime gay bar! Serving the LGBTQ+ community since 2012, this fun venue have all sorts of fun activities going on late into the night, from karaoke to open mics, and club nights at the weekends! So if you want a safe space to party in Lincoln where you’ll be surrounded by your fellow queer folk, this is the place to be!
Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, Lincoln Pride is now set for a grand return in 2022 on August 20th at Tentercroft Street Car Park just off the High Street! As it has been in the past, like the 2019 event at the Monk’s Road Arboretum, it promises to be a safe day of rainbows, music and community at the biggest celebration of love that Lincoln has to offer!
Support Within The University Of Lincoln
If you’re having trouble finding those in the queer community, then pop along to the University’s Pride Society! This society are dedicated to providing a safe and friendly network of LGBTQ+ people within the University of Lincoln, where people are encouraged to make connection. They also dedicate themselves to providing educate on the experience all gender and sexual minorities, as well as taking part in projects to help make our community comfortable and ignorance-free. They host lots of different events alongside their weekly meetings, including both drinking and sober socials, so they’re guaranteed to have something for you! You can go ahead and find them at their socials, or contact them via e-mail!
If you’re having difficulty with your welfare but you’re not sure who exactly to contact for help, then go to https://lincolnsu.com/advice/welfare where you can find lots of contact information, advice, drop-in times and applications to help support you depending on your specific needs. However, if you find that none of the specific sections cater to you, then you can go ahead and send an e-mail to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org who will advise you on where you need to go to get the assistance that you need.
What’s important to remember is that here at the University of Lincoln, we aspire every day to be a safe, accepting environment for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community and we will not tolerate abuse against anyone for their identity. We commit ourselves to protecting the University’s LGBTQ+ community with pride, and what’s especially key to remember is to always have pride in yourself, because we are proud of you!