LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Guide (For having a good time)

Thinking about attending an event in the centre? Have a look at our discussion guidelines:

1.  Confidentiality is a must in this space. What is said in our spaces, online and offline, should stay within the space to protect everyone’s privacy.

2.  The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works around an anti-oppression framework, we expect everyone to be respectful, to uplift, and celebrate all aspects of our identities. We do not tolerate anti-Blackness, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or ageism in our space.

3.  There is no “one truth” and our space makes room for all our different experiences and realities. This is not an excuse to be oppressive towards other people.

4.  It's not mandatory that you speak during discussions. You have the right to "pass" when expressing your opinion and stories. With online spaces, feel free to leave at any time. If you would like us to check in with you after we are happy to do so!

5.  Use “I” statements when engaging in group conversations. It is important to speak to your own personal experiences and not speak on behalf of the entire community/other individual’s thoughts, feelings, and stories. This ensures that we are not making assumptions about other people.

6.  Make sure to share the stage - give others an opportunity to speak. If you find you're always the first to speak, take a pause and give others a chance. Don't speak over one another.

7.  Group discussions centre the identities and experiences of LGBTQ+ people. Allies are welcome, but as we ask of everyone, please be mindful of how much space you take up.

8.  Be forgiving - we all make mistakes and we are all here to learn and grow.

9.  Never assume someone’s identity – no one knows their identity better than themselves, if you’d like to know just ask them politely or introduce yourself first.

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