National Union of Students LGBT+ campaign accuses Student Pride of being run by ‘cis white gay men’ as the groups cut ties
The National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT+ campaign has cut ties with the biggest gay student group, after accusing it of being run by “cis white gay men” and not being inclusive enough.
Noorulann Shahid and Beth Douglas, both of whom are NUS officers, launched a withering attack on Student Pride, which they say has abandoned its “radical beginnings” and now allows big corporations to “cash in on the ‘pink pound’.”
They said that Student Pride, a campaigning group which runs an annual conference and careers fair for LGBT+ students, “has become less and less about queer representation and more about profits”.
Noorulann Shahid added that Student Pride is “unrepresentative”, as “most of their ‘board’ is cis [people whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth] white gay men”.
“people whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth”… Oh The Horror! It’s so fun to watch them eat their own.