In addition, since the beginning of this year (2023), at least 32 bills have been filed in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia targeting drag performances.
Are you a Proud Ally?
The Proud Ally Student Network aims to educate and empower everyone to harness core attributes and values to become effective and proud allies to the LGBTQ+ community.
The creation of the Proud Ally Student Network was inspired by conversations at the Cork Work with Pride conference in July 2022. What started as a small idea to do a social media campaign has grown into a multielement, collaborative and impactful network and resource hub.
The Graduate Attributes Programme have been proud to work with many wonderful people and organisations to develop the network and resource hub, including the UCC LGBT+ Staff Network, the UCC EDI Unit, Cork Work with Pride, UCC Sport, the Mardyke Arena, TENI (Trans Equality Network Ireland), and student representatives from the UCC Student’s Union Equality Working Group and the LGBTQ+ Society.
Inspired by the work of the UCC LGBT+ Staff Network’s Rainbow Alliance, GAP is proud to now launch a Proud Ally network for you, the students. The Proud Ally website and resource hub, including a downloadable pack of Proud Ally digital assets was officially launched on May 17th 2023, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This website will host information on becoming a Proud Ally to the LGBTQ+ community and aims to inform you about what LGBTQ+ allyship is. We aim to support you in becoming respectful, compassionate, socially responsible, and effective global citizens who advocate for their LGBTQ+ peers.
Mardyke Arena and Proud Ally Student Network
In order to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students, the Mardyke Arena have allocated gender neutral bathrooms and changing facilities
Check out the UCC Proud Ally Student Network murals and signage around the Arena!
Are you a Proud Ally? Show it!
Display your Proud Ally sticker on your desk, door, phone, or laptop. Use a Proud Ally teams background for online calls and add the Proud Ally symbol to your signature and social media profile image. If you are involved in a club or society and want to display a Proud Ally symbol on the club or society website or social media platforms, get in touch and we can give you the tools to create it!
To be a Proud Ally, you must be informed. This selection of videos will help you learn more about LGBTQ+ rights, the challenges LGBTQ+ individuals face, and the importance of an inclusive environment.
L-R: Clodagh O'Sullivan (GAP); Julka O'Tailliuir (UCC LGBTQ+ Society); President John O'Halloran; Adel Coleman (GAP Manager); Brian O'Kane (UCC LGBTQ+ Society ); Maggie O'Sullivan (UCC Recruitment); Colm Foley (UCC SU President) L-R: Clodagh O'Sullivan (GAP); Julka O'Tailliuir (UCC LGBTQ+ Society); President John O'Halloran; Adel Coleman (GAP Manager); Brian O'Kane (UCC LGBTQ+ Society ); Maggie O'Sullivan (UCC Recruitment); Colm Foley (UCC SU President)
Julka O'Tailliuir (UCC LGBTQ+ Society) delivers an impactful speech on trans equality Julka O'Tailliuir (UCC LGBTQ+ Society) delivers an impactful speech on trans equality
Diarmuid Scully (UCC LGBT+ Staff Network) discusses the history of the impact of proud allies in UCC Diarmuid Scully (UCC LGBT+ Staff Network) discusses the history of the impact of proud allies in UCC
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