Whether you want to party all night long in Powerhouse or prefer to sit down and chat over coffee, the LGBT+a has socials for everyone. Our regular Monday Rainbow Night* socials, hosted by Cuth’s Bar are very well attended and a great way to meet other LGBTQ+ people. Non-alcoholic drinks available as well as cocktails (including the original Tess Tickle cocktail) and all your favourites. Allies are welcome so bring your friends! The bar will be a space for music and drinks, and the JCR will be a quieter zone so you can actually hear the conversations you want to have, and get to know new people. We’ll also be showing some films in there, so if you want to bring any DVDs along, feel free! There is also a garden space outside for those of you who don’t like crowds, so it really will be a welcoming event.
As well as Monday night socials, we organise association trips to Newcastle, which has a thriving gay scene in an area known as the Pink Triangle.
Shipwrecked is our annual halloween party on a boat: the wind in your hair, the smell of a (free!) BBQ and plenty of LGBTQ+ people is not something to be missed.
We hold a university-wide awareness campaign in February, to coincide with LGBT+ History Month, during which an exhilarating range of events, from talks to parties and from coffee to LGBTQ+ film nights, definitely makes it a month to mark down in your calendar.
Bisexual and Pansexual coffee with Fred runs on Fridays from 2pm until 5pm in Leonard’s Coffee House.
Trans coffees with Bethan are advertised on our Facebook page.
Postgraduate and Mature socials with Kieran run weekly on Thursdays at 8:30pm in the John Duck for drinks and a pub quiz.
Poly* socials with Maria are being held on Sunday 1st and 29th of November, and details will be on Facebook and in the weekly emails.
If you want any of our reps to be holding any socials or coffees, let them know! If there’s demand for it, they’ll do it.
*Cuth’s Bar Rainbow Nights are LGBT+a safe-space socials (see our constitution), meaning the bar staff (and LGBTa President) reserve the right to remove anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner, and no event photos will be taken. The LGBTa exec will be identifiable by their bright blue stash, and are always willing to listen to any concerns you might have.