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Statement of Disaffiliation Glasgow Uni Lgbt Society

by on March 6, 2013

Statement from Glasgow Uni Lgbt Society
6th March 2013

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of our Farewell Dinner next Wednesday. Following from the recent events at the GUU we have decided, that in the interests of the welfare of all of our members that we would have to cancel all future events scheduled to be held at the GUU for the time-being. For those that have already paid you will, of course, receive a full refund. We are planning on finding another venue for a dinner on Wednesday, so watch this space. However it is more likely to be a laid back affair rather than the previously planned formal night!

The committee will be meeting today at 6.30pm, at the Old School House pub at the end of Woodlands Road, to discuss our future relationship with the GUU. All are welcome to attend.

As a student welfare organisation we feel it is important, not only to highlight and speak out against the recent incident at the Ancients Debate, but to actively engage with the board of management at the GUU to find solutions to ensure that the union is a safe space for all students. Therefore if it is decided that we will withdraw our 2012-2013 affiliation, we will still maintain contact with the GUU to provide support in improving their policies and response to any incidences of sexism, homophobia, bi*phobia and trans*phobia.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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