Sparkles is an annual workshop series that Out in UL has been running for a number of years. Traditionally taking place the morning after Queerbash, Sparkles has featured numerous different workshops in an attempt to bring everything we feel is an important and pressing issue to light and spread education about it. For example we’ve done Sexual Health, Empowerment, Mental Wellness, Religion and Queerness and Internalised Homophobia to name a few.
Sparkles is open to the public, with its main aim being to educate those attending on LGBTQ issues, and also to support LGBTQ people in areas such as sexual health and coming out. As is a running theme in our Society we want to make everyone comfortable in themselves and with others, and Sparkles has proved to be a great aid in that.