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Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students in Coventry

By ResidenceLifeAssistant 21 Feb 2024

February marks LGBTQ+ History Month, a time to honor the efforts of those who have fought for rights and faced discrimination or equality for being LGBTQ+.  February is a time to remember the struggles people faced, and to celebrate the progress that has been made – such as in the abolition of Section 28 in the UK in February 2003, which banned any promotion of homosexuality by local authorities and schools.

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As a student, there are lots of things you can do and places you can go for support if you are LGBTQ+, both within and outside of the university.  Here are some places the union can help.

Explore the Your Students’ Union LGBTQIA+ Community

Coventry’s Students Union has a large community of both LGBTQIA+ students and staff and hosts several events throughout the year.  The community also has a large selection of resources for LGBTQIA+ support in and around Coventry.

Take a look at their webpage by clicking here!

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Coventry University LGBTQ+ Societies

Join the LGBTQIA+ Society!

The LGBTQIA+ Society is a safe space for those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or those who are any other gender or sexuality.  Memberships cost £5 per person and events and activities take place every week.

Click here to be taken to the LGBTQIA+ Society webpage.

 

Join the Gender Equality Society!

The Gender Equality Society is about keeping the conversation of gender equality alive – and acts as a safe space for all students to amplify their voices.  Memberships to this society cost £2 per person and events take place throughout the semester.



Click here to be taken to the Gender Equality Society webpage.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Places in Coventry

Coventry is home to a large selection of places that are welcoming to those who are LGBTQ+.  From bars to restaurants, here are a selection of places for you to visit.

The Yard

The Yard is Coventry’s #1 LGBTQ+ venue, open until late 7 days a week.  The Yard hosts several events throughout the week, including Open Mic nights on Wednesdays and Karaoke on Thursdays.

Click here to find out more about The Yard.

Glamorous Coventry

Glamorous Coventry is one of the largest gay bars in Coventry and is located next to the city center ringroad.  The location is also open 6 days a week and offers food for both takeaway and delivery.

Click here to find out more about Glamorous Coventry.