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Pride and June's Socks for Socs Competition

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Happy Pride everyone! This year we'll be glad to see the return of in-person Pride celebrations. June is a great time to reflect and put a spotlight on great LGBTQ+ initiatives, communities and individuals. See our list of charities and communities that are making a difference below. Esports and gaming is for everyone, and we will continue to keep our spaces and tournaments safe and open to anyone in the UK university community to play in.

 

June Socks for Socs Challenge

In celebration of Pride Month, for this month's #SocksForSocs challenge, we want to see the Pride version of your society logos!

Enter by replying to our tweet with both your society logo and the logo showing off pride colours. Find the link here. 

For our two favourites, NSE will make a £50 donation on behalf of the societies to their chosen charity that supports the LGBTQ+ community. The chosen winners will also receive a bunch of Intel x NSE branded socks for their society! Entries close Monday 20th June at 1pm.

 

Pride Society Events

Are you holding a society event for Pride? Let us know and we can help promote it and add it to the events section on the website. Message JordyUnKnown#9845 or Faebulous#4395 on Discord and they can help!

 

Resources

If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or harassed by someone in our community, you can always report this to us by emailing report@nse.gg or by filling out this form. More on how our reporting process works here.

Find out about the origins of Pride: stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/stonewall-uprising-50-years-lgbt-history

Want to also make esports a more inclusive and welcoming community? We’d recommend anyone to check AnyKey’s website on best practices when it comes to building up an inclusive group, whether that’s in your societies or in your regular stack.
Read here: www.anykey.org/en/inclusion-101

Want to see where your local pride event is? You can do so here: www.pride-events.co.uk/event/

 

Charities

Thinking of raising money or donating to a charity? There are so many great organisations to support, here are just a few:

  • Akt (previously the Albert Kennedy Trust)
    LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity working with young people aged 16-25 who are struggling with their housing situation or living in a hostile, violent or abusive environment.
    More info here: akt.org.uk

  • Galop
    Supporting all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
    More info here: galop.org.uk

  • Gendered Intelligence
    Gendered Intelligence run projects for young people who identify as trans. Their Knowledge is Power resource is a great place to start educating yourself about trans people and trans issues.
    More info here: genderedintelligence.co.uk

  • LGBT Health and Wellbeing
    Promoting the health, well-being and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) adults (16+) in Scotland.
    More info here: lgbthealth.org.uk

  • Mermaids
    Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995.
    More info here: mermaidsuk.org.uk

  • Mind Out
    Working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.
    More info here: mindout.org.uk

  • Kaleidoscope Trust
    Kaleidoscope Trust is a UK-based charity focused on fighting for the human rights of LGBT+ people across the Commonwealth.
    More info here: www.kaleidoscopetrust.com

  • Safe In Our World
    The video games mental health charity.
    More info here: safeinourworld.org

  • Stonewall
    Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity in the United Kingdom, named after the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village.
    More info here: stonewall.org.uk

  • The Proud Trust
    The Proud Trust supports LGBT+ young people and LGBT+ youth organisations across the UK.
    More info here: theproudtrust.org


Communities & Other Organisations

  • Action for Trans Health
    Action for Trans Health is a national organisation who promotes trans people’s access to healthcare, from providing a list of trans-friendly GPs to campaigning for changes to the law.
    More info here: actionfortranshealth.org.uk

  • Campus Pride
    Last year, Campus Pride was a digital celebration of LGBTQ+ history, people, culture and related topics for education staff and students across the UK, delivered by a collaboration of 44 students' unions. They have lots of resources on their website and you can watch a lot of the talks they did last year.
    More info here: campuspride.co.uk

  • Gay Gaming Professionals
    GGP is a leading organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender game industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.
    More info here: gaygamingpros.org

  • Gaymers iNC.
    Gaymers iNC. is a community of more than 3,800+ LGBTQ London gaymers and geeks.
    More info here: gaymersinc.com

  • Gayming Magazine
    Gayming Magazine are a British, UK-based online LGBTQ video gaming magazine. They are the first video gaming website dedicated to the LGBTQ community. The site was launched in June 2019 with the aim of connecting the LGBTQ and video gaming communities, and has launched virtual Pride events.
    More info here: gaymingmag.com

  • London Gaymers
    A safe place for the LGBT gaming community in London and across the UK to connect with like-minded individuals
    More info here: londongaymers.co.uk

  • LGBT Foundation
    LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
    More info here: lgbt.foundation

  • Out Making Games
    Connecting and empowering the LGBTQ+ community working in the 
    games industry across the UK. Both by transforming policies and institutions, and by changing hearts and minds through education.
    More info here: outmaking.games


  • them.
    An online magazine and platform written by and for the LGBT+ community. Its content covers news, politics, opinion and arts and culture.
    More info here: them.us

  • The BeYou Project
    The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent and Medway who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity. We offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBTQ+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other.
    More info here: thebeyouproject.co.uk

 

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