Tips on How to Support a Loved One in the Face of Discrimination
Encountering discrimination can be extremely difficult and painful. Here are a few tips on how to support a loved one in the face of discrimination.
Key tips to remember:
✅ Center the needs of your friend by checking in and listening to their needs instead of making assumptions.
✅ Always place the responsibility on the perpetrator for the discriminatory behaviour or action.
✅ Remember that safety comes first. If you and your friend are in immediate danger, consider moving away from/blocking the perpetrator or de-escalating the situation.
✅ Check in on your friend and ensure that they are being adequately supported after the encounter.
Email Template to Professors: To request for the use of your personal gender pronouns and name
As the new academic year rolls around, transgender and non-binary students might find it difficult to navigate personal pronoun use in the classroom. We’ve prepared an email template that you can consider sending to your professors to introduce your personal gender pronouns and name. The full email template and resource list are accessible with the following link: https://tinyurl.com/pronouns-template. We encourage you to edit these according to your needs.
Being LGBTQ+ in University: Navigating a new university environment with tips from seniors!
Entering a new school environment can be intimidating, especially if you identify as LGBTQ+. We’ve asked some seniors about their experiences on campus, in effort to help answer some of your pressing concerns about being LGBTQ+ in university. Remember that you are not alone and there are many opportunities to meet like-minded people in your new school community. With that, we wish you all the best in the coming academic year! For additional resources, do view our Trans* in college handbook that details information about transitioning in college, dealing with discrimination, and more at tinyurl.com/transincollege.
Statement of Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter
In light of the #BlackLivesMatter marches against police brutality, here is a non-exhaustive list of educational resources on race and racism in America and Singapore. Inter-University LGBT Network stands in solidarity with BLM and anti-racism.
Reading List for Parents with LGBTQ+ Children
To accompany our video for #IDAHOT2020, we’ve compiled a reading list covering LGBTQ+ terms, issues and tips. Kickstart your introduction to what you can do as a parent and an ally with these parent-friendly resources! Give them a read at www.tinyurl.com/parentsread
Affirmations for LGBTQ+ persons social distancing in non-affirming environments
The news of the extended circuit-breaker came as a shock to some of us. In the tough times, we come up with a list of affirmations for those of us who were isolated or living in non-affirming environments.
Survival Tips for LGBTQ+ persons social distancing in non-affirming environments
During the unprecedented Circuit Breaker, we put together a few tips on how to tide through the stressful period for LGBTQ+ persons living in non-affirming environments.
Swipe Left on Drugs
For the festive season, the Swipe Left on Drugs campaign is a resource of organisations that offer professional support for substance addiction and counselling services.
IULN x Rachel Pang Comics Guide to Self-care
Self care includes speaking to a professional counsellor to work through your feelings, or joining a community support group. We put together a list of resources that offer professional support and counselling services.
Guide for Effective Allyship
For our Effective Allyship Workshops in 2019, we compiled some actionable tips on how to be an effective ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
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