Notable Days

  • International Non-Binary People's Day

    Today is International Non-Binary People's Day, and we've put a few top tips together to help us all become better allies to non-binary people: Dont make assumptions - This could be based on a person's appearance, name, or anything else....

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is recognised on 17 May, which marks the date in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization Classification of Diseases. As a gay woman, seeing this written in black...

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

    Slavery, along with systemic racism, is an ongoing worldwide issue, even in 2023. One of our new Kaleidoscope committee members, Todd Phillips, has decided to write about a historical figure from the United States whom we believe has had a...

  • Pride is still a protest

    Every June the LGBTQ+ community and allies recognise Pride month. As well as being a time to celebrate who we are and all that queer people bring to the table, it’s also important to acknowledge our history and the struggles...

  • Trans Day of Visibility

    Every 31st of March marks Trans Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate trans and non-binary people but also to raise awareness of the discrimination still faced. There are reasons why visibility is important. At the same time, for a...

  • Tea for Transgender Day of Remembrance - 17 November 2022

    On Thursday 17 November we will be holding a Tea for TDOR (Trans Day of Remembrance) get together on campus. The event will be held 11.30-12.15 in Wessex House 3.36 and is for Kaleidoscope members to come together and show support for our trans colleagues during...

  • Asexuality Awareness Week: Jessica's Story

    Committee member Jess blogs for Asexuality Awareness Week: Telling people I’m asexual is a bit like telling them I don’t like chocolate. “What?” They’ll say with disbelief, sometimes with an awkward little laugh. “Everyone likes chocolate. It’s lush. How can...

  • Bi Visibility Day - 23 September

    Judith from the Kaleidoscope committee has kindly shared her story to celebrate Bi Visibility Day. Read her blog below. I am bisexual. But don’t tell anybody. I have found that the most difficult person to tell was myself. My closest...

  • International Non-binary People’s Day - 14 July

    International Non-binary People’s Day is observed each year on 14 July and is aimed at celebrating non-binary people, and raising awareness of the issues faced by non-binary people, globally. The day was first celebrated in 2012, and the date was...

  • International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    Pascal Loizeau from DDaT has provided a quick blog for Kaleidoscope to share.... Yesterday (17 May) was the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and this year’s theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”. The day is marked...