Union of Students in Ireland LGBT Pink Training 2009
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has a long-standing tradition of supporting LGBT students and of fighting for their rights. Over the past years, the various USI LGBT Rights Officers (LGBT RO) have campaigned on issues such as coming out, the MSM (men who have sex with men) blood ban, the civil marriage campaign, bisexuality awareness and Trans* issues, e.g. the gender recognition campaign among many others.
As part of all this, one of the duties of the LGBT RO is to organise an annual event called “Pink Training”. This is a weekend event for LGBT students from all over Ireland consisting of talks, workshops and a night out or two. The aim is to educate LGBT students on the issues they will face, how to deal with them, to learn about sexual health and to learn about LGBT history. It is also a fantastic opportunity for LGBT students to meet other LGBT students from all over and to build links and networks with one another.