Students support True Colours

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UNBSJ’s True Colours held their first event of the semester last Friday night, an LGBTQ2+ Mixer at Colonel Tucker’s campus bar. It was a fun-filled event with snacks, card games, and a photo booth.

True Colours’ admins from left to right; Galina Klimentieva (Treasurer), Emily Fox (Secretary), Ariel Arthurs (Events Coordinators), Elizabeth Nombro (President), Grace O’Brien (Communication Coordinators) (Amelia Bailey/The Baron)

Attendees wore rainbow leis and competed in water pong. They also had a suggestion box for ideas about future events and general suggestions.

When asked about how the event went, Social Media Coordinator Grace O’Brien says, “I think it went amazing!” She expressed excitement and pride about what True Colours has planned for the future.

Rainbow box where attendees could place their suggestions for the future. (Amelia Bailey/The Baron)

Their to-do list includes hosting a workshop on ally-ship for those who, as explained by O’Brien, “might want to be allies but might not know how.”

O’Brien states that True Colours aims for inclusivity, and that their main goal is to create a safe space on campus for all students. They are working with UNBSJ’s counsellors to ensure that they can provide a positive environment for our LGBTQ2+ community and allies.

Props for the photoshoot at the LGBTQ2+ Mixer. (Amelia Bailey/The Baron)

True Colours encourages everyone to participate in their events and workshops. You can find them on their Facebook page, “True Colours” or follow @truecolours.unbsj19 on Instagram for more information!

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.