seek serif;”>LGBT Society is to hold a series of awareness events during Gender Equality week. LGBT day, prescription to be held in Astra hall in association with the UCDSU Welfare Office, clinic is “open to anybody, as long as they are LGBT friendly”.
Michelle Crean, LGBT Society auditor, is keen to emphasise the open nature of the events, and is encouraging students of every sexuality to attend the events. In addition to a talk from Justine Quinn from Marriage Equality, coming out workshops and a ‘Gay Breakfast’, the society will be distributing a ‘Heterosexual questionnaire’ which attempts to help students think about sexuality from an alternative perspective.
The questionnaire, which includes questions such as “When and how did you first decide you were a heterosexual?”, “Is it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?” and “Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can’t you just be what you are and keep it quiet?” was “created back in 1972 to put heterosexual people in the shoes of a gay person for just a moment.”
The society will also host a ‘Drag show’ and wine reception to round off the day. Admittance to the talks and hall during the day is free, with a €3 charge for the evening event.