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Vibrant Celebration for LGBT History Month

 

Weston College and University Centre Weston (UCW) proudly announces its participation in LGBT History Month this February, with a series of engaging events and initiatives designed to foster inclusivity and celebrate diversity within our campus communities. 

The College invites staff and learners to partake in a range of activities aimed at promoting understanding, dialogue, and solidarity. 

 

LGBTea & Talk: 

Providing an open platform for staff and learners to engage in meaningful conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community at Weston College. Participants will have the opportunity to join general discussions, share experiences, seek information, and participate in fun Q&A sessions. The sessions will be held at: 

  • Knightstone Campus: Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th February 12:15-13:15 – near reception 
  • Loxton Campus: Tuesday, February 27th, 12:30-13:30 – in the Bistro (near the windows)  

 

LGBT Cinema Screenings: 

Adding cinematic flair to the festivities, Loxton Campus will host screenings of iconic LGBTQ+ films, including "Pride" (2014) and "Love, Simon" (2018), in Room A108 - the TV Studio. These screenings offer an opportunity for the College community to enjoy compelling narratives that celebrate the LGBTQ+ experience. 

 

LGBT Logo Competition: 

We’re inviting students from UCW and Weston College to design an LGBT-themed logo for us to use. The winning design, chosen by a panel of judges, will not only earn the designer a voucher but also have the honour of being adopted as the official logo for the College Group. 

 

Raffle & LGBT Cake Auction: 

To further support LGBTQ+ causes and raise awareness, we will host a raffle and LGBT cake auction during the week commencing February 26th, with the draw taking place on February 29th. Proceeds from these fundraising efforts will be donated to Young Minds, an organisation dedicated to supporting the mental health of young people, while also contributing to initiatives that promote understanding and acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

 Speaking about the month-long celebration, Interim Principal Jacqui Ford expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "LGBT History Month is a time to celebrate the richness and diversity of our community while recognising the challenges that many individuals still face. Through our diverse range of events and initiatives, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and supported." 

With a commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming campus environment, Weston College Group continues to champion diversity and equality, ensuring that every member of its community feels empowered to thrive. 

For more information on Weston College Group's LGBT History Month celebrations, please email LGBT@weston.ac.uk

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