Hi my name is Phoebe, my pronouns are she/they and I’m running to be the LGBTQ+ officer.
In this role I would look towards informing people of the LGBTQ+ community, to reduce stigmas and false representation which I hope to develop into more inclusivity for our community within sports society’s and teams as well as help others develop more LGBTQ+ friendly language, for example asking for someone’s pronouns. I want people to be able to identify themselves without being scared of discrimination or thinking it’s a hinderance for others. As well as focusing on mental health, in this time of uncertainty it’s important to have the support we need to help us grow and prevent any of us from slipping into bad mindsets. Especially when homes may not be safe spaces for some people and for 1st years socialising has become incredibly difficult in . I’d love to carry on and develop the work that previous Officers have begun to build on to make sure there previous efforts haven’t been in vain.
I am aware my goals are very broad and merely concepts as of now however I prefer to look at this as a positive, definition can sometimes restrict us from changing for the better. And as someone who is queer in both terms of sexuality and gender I’ve never been one for choosing only one option.
If anyone has any questions for me about my manifesto or issues in the uni that you'd like to see addressed in the future if I become the LGBTQ+ officer or just want to chat then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my campaign insta phoebe_for_lgbtq_officer