The annual UCC Rainbow Week is taking place from the 16th – 20th of January this year and this years events are listed as follows:
Monday 16th January
Common Room 12pm-1pm.
‘As a way to kick off Rainbow Week, We will be having refreshments and a social in the common room where you can come get a programme for the week and ask us any questions you have about the events!’
Dance Club Performance
‘Dance Club will be giving a special performance of Lady Gaga’s ”Born This Way” in celebration of Rainbow Week, be amazed! :)’
Gender Reassignment Surgery discussion
Kane G19 7pm-9pm
‘In conjunction with the Philosophical and Surgical societies, a talk will be held to dicuss this very interesting topic, there will be guest speakers from TENI and more, aswell as a Q&A after each so come along and learn something new :)’
Sexual Empowerment workshop
Room TBC. Either Devere Hall or WGB. 1PM
‘Those of you who were at Pink Training may have already experienced this very popular workshop! Guest speaker, Billie, from the RedRibbonProject certainly knows her stuff and knows how to have a laugh, and anything goes, so if you haven’t been to it before, then it’s not to be missed! And if you have been before, then come along again, lots of fun to be had!’
LGBT Comedy Show
Old Bar 7pm.
‘Collaboration with Comedy Soc, this event is bound to be a good laugh with a stand-up performance covering everything from silly stereotypes to LGBT in the media. Definitely going to crack a few laughs at this one and the Old Bar have been kind enough to provide us with some food! So come for that if nothing else :)’
‘Did you know that there is almost 170 differences between Civil Partnership and full equal marriage? Marriage Equality is still a big issue in LGBT rights – this workshop highlights some of these differences and learn what you can do to help lobby the government and become an activist in the area’
‘Freakscene’s first big event of the year is a classic UV Party! And bound to be the biggest one you’ll go to this year 🙂 In conjunction with the UCC LGBT society as part of Rainbow Week! Definitely not to be missed – meeting in Suas at 10PM.’
LGBT hate crime workshop
Karl Griffin, LGBT Garda Liaison Officer from Bridewell Garda Station will be talking about his experience dealing with victims of Hate Crime and highlighting his role as the Liaison Officer.
‘Hate Crime’ movie
Kane G2 7pm
‘Movie ”Hate Crime” – About two recently married men starting a new life together before one is killed in an unprovoked Hate Crime and his husband fights for justice – will be shown with Film soc and CIT LGBT to coincide with the theme of the workshop on during that day.’
Friday 20th January
Transphobia in the workplace
Louise Hannon a Trans* woman who was recently in the media after winning a court case having been constructively dismissed for not being allowed to work as a Trans* person will be down to talk about her experience of Transphobia in the workplace and her endless activism since.
Boole 1 7pm
In collaboration with the Drama society(Dramat) an LGBT-related play will be performed and is the final big event of Rainbow Week and so shouldn’t be missed! Also a night out session afterwards in Chambers/Rubys or wherever the night takes us, to celebrate the end of the week!’