Happy Tuesday. Just a couple updates.
1. Oxford LGBTQ+ society elections.
The LGBTQ+ soc are holding their annual elections for the positions of:
Secretary; Treasurer; President; Social Sec; Junior Social Sec; 2 Welfare Officers (ideally of different genders); 2 Grad Reps; 2 Trans Reps; Bi/Pan Rep; BME Rep; Ace/Aro Rep; Disabilities Rep; International Rep; Publicity Officer; IT Officer
Any questions about how to apply can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Tuesday drinks
If you're somehow inexplicably not too busy to go out on a Tuesday, then the LGBTQ+ soc have their weekly drinks function tonight at Corpus Christi.
'COME AS YOUR QUEER HERO*... dress-up ecouraged but not necessary; this week have a think about your queer heroes in a celebration of LGBTQ+ History month!
Come for the RETURN OF QUEERPONG, and cheap drinks (both alcoholic and otherwise) but most importantly, come to meet new people; if you haven't been before, these drinks are always relaxed and welcoming. Feel free to invite anyone who might be interested; these events are open to all.
This week only we are giving away a FREE PLUSH QUEUE JUMP CARD for the best costume, which will work on every night except Tuesday!'
3. Pitt Rivers LGBTQ History Month Events Launch Night
The Pitt Rivers Museum are soing a cool series of events this month I referred to in a previous email. The opening event will be on the 11th at 19:00.
''The enigmatic drag kings of vast international repute PATRIK AND ARCHIE will be hosting the Launch Night of the LGBTQIAP+ Trail in all Oxford museums. Throughout the night there will be live pop-up performances from the likes of The Fabulus of Unicorns, Adam All and Apple Derrieres. There'll be special exhibitions from Oxford Pride and Tales of Our City, micro-talks, and interactive activities. Drop-in to a Drag King workshop, ‘donate’ your coming out story, design your own slogan t-shirt, and get ‘papped’ for the ‘best dressed’ competition. This is a 16+ event and there will be an alcoholic bar. PLUS FOR THE FIRST 150 WHO COME THERE WILL BE A FREE PLUSH Q JUMP WRISTBAND!'
4. And Finally... Flag update!
As some of you noticed and emailed me about, the rainbow pride flag did not appear abover Lincoln on the 1st of February as it should have done. Last year Lincoln was (to my knowledge) one of the only colleges that did not fly the pride flag for the majority or entirety of February, as it had a bylaw that stated alternative flags can only be flown one day out of the year. The JCR has made it its mission to ensure that this didn't happen again, and hounded college to change the bylaw.
I've largely stayed out of this, but when it was brought to my attention that after all this the flag did not go up after all, I went down to the lodge to investigate. The porter informed me that college does not have a pride flag and all alternative flags need to be supplied by the party asking for it to raised. I then went back to work and ordered a flag and emailed Joe, who informed me that (I'm assuming due to Lord Crewe) the college flag had the be flying over the weekend and Monday so the soonest we could fly the pride flag was today.
So, sure enough I went down this morning (well, as early as I wake up, which is still technically morning) and gave the lodge the pride flag I had ordered which should be up imminently if not already! I'll work with the JCR and Joe to make sure Lincoln isn't the only college on Turl St. not flying the pride flag for the first week of Feb in the future. No promises that we'll be able to match Wadham's excessive display, though.