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LGBT+ Network

Our KCLSU LGBT+ Network Co-Chairs for 2021-22 are:

Filip (he/him)

I am committed to creating an engaging and inclusive LGBT+ community at King’s. My academic interest and passion lays in LGBT+ Mental Health, and I am committed to improving the mental wellbeing of LGBT+ student at our university. We know that community is key to a sense of identity, to acceptance and to a positive sense of belonging. These elements, amongst others, prompt our psychological wellbeing, and protect us against negative mental health outcomes.

I will ensure that the LGBT+ Network continues to deliver a range of community engagement opportunities, from regular socials, through our Peer Support Group and interest socials (e.g., book club, film club, creative workshops), to special annual events (e.g., events programme for Trans Awareness Week).

I will make sure that our community activities are considerate of different accessibility needs, and notably during the uncertainty of in-person engagement, I will ensure that most of our events are delivered as ‘hybrid events’, whereby both in-person and virtual attendees can join.

LGBT+ people often have a more difficult time, and on top of that, university is not all fun-and-games, it is also a stressful and overwhelming life experience. I vow to work towards improvement of the mental wellbeing of King’s LGBT+ students through the promotion of positive community engagement and belonging, as well as through advocating for the university to take actions in the interest of LGBT+ students’ wellbeing.

If you have any concerns regarding your experience at King’s as an LGBT+ student, or you want to talk about something else, don’t hesitate to drop me an email at [email protected]

Talitha Thomas-Kelly (she/her)

Hello! My name is Talitha, and I am a first year student studying Culture, Media, and Creative Industries at KCL. I’m delighted to have been accepted into this role, and have high hopes for this year in terms of progression within the LGBT+ community here at Kings. I believe in the quality of education, and plan to expand our network to reach as many individuals as possible to share our knowledge and listen to others. It’s important that all students are heard, especially those who may be struggling, but also people who simply want to spread joy!

Alongside my fellow co-chairs, I plan to connect with both LGBT+ students and allies, to ensure we progress this year and most importantly come out stronger on the other side. At the network we organise meetings and events to ensure this engagement happens. These events vary and you can stay up to date with us via our social media, where you may wish to contact us as well!

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