Hello fellow graduate students,
My name is Mathew and I am a Peer Support Specialist with your Graduate Student Society! I am so excited to be starting in this role as we diversify the ways in which we support the graduate student body at UBC.
With that in mind, I am thrilled to announce The qUeerBC Post, a monthly column that highlights UBC graduate students’ experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ2SIA+) embodiment, resilience, and pride! As an engaged member of the community, I know we are importantly comprised of many intersections of queerness, including different axes of ability, ethnicity, Indigeneity, and age. My hope is that The qUeerBC Post will serve as a space to celebrate the rich diversity of queer and trans experiences amongst UBC graduate students.
The qUeerBC Post will feature work from our talented and inspiring queer- and trans-identified graduate students and alumni and we want to invite you to share your work! Is there a queer or trans issue on campus that you wish to write an editorial about? Have you created a video, poem, or piece of art you wish to share? Have you recently seen a queer or trans film or read a book that you want to review? We want to hear from you! Your submissions will help shape what The qUeerBC Post becomes, so please complete our submission form and submit the queer- and trans-related work you wish to share to email@example.com.
We acknowledge that work related to sexuality and gender identity and expression can be highly personal and sensitive in nature. Your trust is important to us and we will work with you to portray you and your work in a way that feels comfortable and safe. If you have any questions regarding how your work will be handled, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reviewing your submissions and showing our 10,000 peers that we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re able to do more than grade papers!