Students Proud of #DMUPride Campaign

By Charlie Bourne

De Montfort University is looking to celebrate equality and diversity throughout the month of February after kick-starting a month-long campaign with an official launch last week.

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Various events are being held by the university such as a sports day, ‘Gay Comedy Night’ with Bethany Black, a religious talk regarding faith and sexuality, a production of ‘What the Butler Saw’ at Curve, film screenings at the Phoenix and a conference talk on mental health in LGBTQ communities.

Many students came out in force to support the campaign and collected their free #DMUPride t-shirts, which they later dip-dyed in multiple colours, as well as visited many stalls containing information concerning the police, firefighting and DMU’s own LGBTQ society.

DMU student Frances Savage said: “It shows you’re going to a good university, that shows pride in hosting these events.”

She added: “I’m a performing arts student so I will definitely be going to the comedy night and the theatre production.”

Many took part in running the launch at the DSU. One of the event’s organisers, David Martin, said: “It’s really important universities have these events, not many uni’s have them and they help keep people aware.

He added: “All universities have gay communities so it’s good they’re recognised.”

Following the success of last year’s #DMUPride, all events run across the course of the month are open to all students, staff and the wider community for all to enjoy and become involved in.

For more information on the events, visited the reception desk at the DSU.

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