By Kiera Thornton As a part of Rainbow Week 2016, Out in UL held an interactive event in the Students’ Union Courtyard on Wednesday 9th November which allowed people on campus to contribute to the society’s Gender and Sexuality Wall. The wall was painted with a total of eighteen different colours, each representing one sexual … Continue reading Out in UL Create Gender and Sexuality Wall for Rainbow Week!
By Robert Culhane This year’s Rainbow Week falls on Week 10 of the semester, starting on Monday the 7th of November. The idea of Rainbow Week is to celebrate the LGBTQ community in its entirety through a fun and educational way. It is hosted during the autumn semester of every year and is one of … Continue reading Rainbow Week 2016!
By Kiera Thornton On Tuesday October 25th, Out in UL held a remembrance ceremony for the victims of the Pulse shooting which occurred earlier this year. This was Out in UL’s event for SoUL Week which was held to mark one of the deadliest incidents of violence against LGBTQ+ people in history, allowing people on … Continue reading Orlando Pulse Remembrance
By Kiera Thornton (Vice-President and Public Relations Officer, Out in UL) Today, Wednesday 19th October, thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin to protest against further increases in student fees in Ireland. With the Irish government suggesting that they will implement a student loan system and increase student contributions to €5,000, the … Continue reading #Education Is and why education access is an LGBTQ+ community issue
On Thursday 13th October, our HIV Testing Drive was held in UL Students' Union in conjunction with ULSU and GOSHH. It was a massive success and we must thank everybody who came along and got tested! With 491 people in Ireland newly diagnosed last year, HIV is on the rise in Ireland and awareness is … Continue reading HIV Testing Day!
So, as those of you at UL may know, week six is UL Sexual Health and Guidance Week, or SHAG Week for short! As Out in UL is a 100% sex positive society, spreading sexual health information is an important part of our aims. Sex education is particularly important for the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland, … Continue reading SHAG Week and FREE HIV Testing!
It is almost the end of week five here in UL and that is hard to believe because the first five weeks of the academic year have flown! It has been an incredible start to the semester for Out in UL and I'm sure our committee speak for the whole society when we say that … Continue reading An amazing start to the year!