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Beyond the Binaries


Who's running the Campaign

Hamsa your Student Officer Equality & Diversity

What it's all about

It is essential that we empower trans and non-binary students and staff and that they know that they are valued in university and wider society.

Furthermore, many people are confused with the differences in gender identity and sexual orientation and it is imperative that people become aware of the differences within the LGBT+ community and that trans, non-binary and intersex people have safe spaces to come together to discuss their experiences, expand their skills and to have some fun!

Along with the LGBT+ Society, we have organised a week full of events that are open to everyone and others that are specific to the trans, non-binary and intersex community.


Mon 18 Nov - Beyond the Binaries Launch
South Dining Hall, QUB, 6-8pm
This event is open to all.
Join us as we launch our campaign with an art exhibition and enjoy an evening centering around and platforming voices of the Trans community both in Queen's and in wider society in Northern Ireland. Light Refreshments will be provided. ***If you have any dietary or access requirements email here.*** Register here.

Tues 19 Nov - Performance Night
The Speakeasy - Lisburn Road, 7pm-late
This event is open to all.
Join us for an evening of singing, dancing, comedy and spoken word from members of the trans and non-binary community. No need to register - just come along.

Wed 20 Nov - Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
The Lanyon Gates, QUB, 6.30-7.30pm
This event is open to all.
Join us as we gather in memory of the members of the Trans community whom we have lost to brutal transphobia and violence. We encourage everyone to bring a flower or a candle in a safe holder. All are welcome to come pay their respects to members of the community we have lost to the violence that the Trans community continues to face.

Thurs 21 Nov - Trans Students' Roundtable
Clubroom 5, SU - Elmwood, 4-5.30pm
This event is open to students who self-define as trans, non-binary and/or intersex.
If you are a Trans or Non-Binary Student, come join your Trans and LGBT+ Student Officers for a roundtable discussing the Trans Student experience at Queen's. The roundtable will discuss themes surrounding your experiences in Queen's, accessibility and Trans support, as well as discussing the Queen's Trans Equality Policy. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here.

Fri 22 Nov - Allyship 101 Workshop
Clubroom 4, SU - Elmwood, 5.30-6.30pm
This event is open to all.
Join us for an evening of discussion on how you can be a better trans ally, and how we can support the transgender community. The workshop will feature a discussion with trans students and activists, on their experiences, and how to be a good ally to the trans community. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here.

Fri 22 Nov - Film Screening - 'My Prairie Home'
The Lounge, SU - Elmwood, 6.30-8pm
This event is open to all.
Join us in the SU Lounge for an evening of reflection and celebrating the transgender community, with a screening of 'My Prairie Home', a Canadian documentary film about transgender singer/songwriter Rae Spoon. It features musical performances and interviews about their troubled childhood, raised by Pentecostal parents and an abusive father, as well as Spoon's experiences with their gender identity. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here.

We hope to see you at our events!