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Seneca Pride meeting, how can we accommodate Non-Binary and transgender people with a suitable bathroom solution?

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There is a Seneca Pride meeting March 16th 2017. Room E1401. 

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Ashton Deroy Writes: Transgender people have a recent history of having some issues with current bathroom accommodation in Canada. Unfortunately not everyone is as progressive about sharing the bathroom with their transgender peers. 

This causes the question, is the current accommodation enough or should we employ the gender neutral bathrooms like Snakes & Lattes on Bloor & Younge? We could also maybe try to get more single use bathrooms. 

When it comes to education we should have all forms of students from all different backgrounds with a voice.

Melissa found some gender Neutral bathroom locations on Seneca Newnham Campus.

http://www.senecacollege.ca/campuses/genderneutralwashrooms/gender-neutral-washrooms.html

Let me know your thoughts and send an email below: 

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Idealistic thoughts about Seneca Pride at Seneca College.

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Ashton Deroy writes: As we stated before we are going to start doing some regular blogging for Seneca Pride’s forum here. When I first came to Seneca Pride we were talking about how we could making our group more visible at Seneca College. 

Since then I got our website up,  Melissa Ronson has gotten us indexed with Seneca’s Student federation, and we have developed events plans. 

Perceptions at Seneca College

As far as the Business students go they are all pretty on board and happy the college has an LGBTQ group. However I would like to see more people excited for this group to exist. 

A fellow business student suggested that if Seneca had a gay bar this might generate more excitement for the group. I like that idea, but to execute it better we are going to do LGBTQ events. 

Connecting within the college

I would love it personally if we were more connected with the LGBTQ fashion students, Cosmetics students and etc. 

We have a lot of technological and Library students in the group & Business students. We’d like to see more diversified programs in the group as well to promoted all variances of thinking towards lgbtq issues, events and etc. 

What I like about the group

To start our leader Melissa Ronson is taking us in all of the right directions. She is respectful to institutions, various cultures and our group’s autisti-queer members. 

(autisi-queer: a term autistic people in the queer community call themselves, an example of this is the web master Ashton Deroy

We could of easily became do nothing “Social Justice Warriors”. Preaching against discrimination and trying to break down the system. 

Instead we are a rational LGBTQ group with a very rational leader in Melissa Ronson who wants to grow the group without being too obnoxious. I feel like this is the right direction for the group. 

I like the direction of helping LGBTQ positive charities, supporting fashion, and being apart of Toronto Pride formally. 

I feel like in the past I have seen Queen’s University Pride in Kingston sensationalize LGBTQ+ issues and attack their community. What that actually does within the community is diminish the importance of our causes. 

To conclude it is a great time to be in Seneca Pride. We are heading in positive Queer directions with perceptions, we have goals to connect in the college and our leader Melissa Ronson is a very promising figure head. 

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Ashton Deroy Writes: We are truly oppressed when we as a people do not use our voices to talk about concerns of our group in society. In February 2017 I mentioned to Melissa that we could turn our website in to an LGBTQ forum and she seemed up for it. 

If anyone wants to submit an article 500 words minimum for the website. You can email AshtonDeroy@gmail.com , you can choose to Omit your name from articles or use a pen name (within reason) but please use an email address for conversation purposes. 

 

Meetings

Feb. 23 2017

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There is a Seneca Newnham Pride meeting tonight room E1401. Ashton Deroy says ” I will only be there for the start of the meeting at 5:00pm then I am going to my kickboxing class. If you need anything featured on the website please email me using the contact forum below.”