BLUS is an organization run for and by LGBTQ students in and around Copenhagen and a member organisation of IGLYO. To get to know better the work of this organisation, we interviewed Jessica.
1) What is your name and your role inside BLUS?
My name is Jessica Wentworth, and I am the current chairperson of BLUS. I, together with the board, help arrange and carry out weekly academic, social or cultural events for LGBTQ+ students.
2) What is a very exciting project BLUS is currently working with?
At the moment, we’re supporting the work of trans-activists in Denmark, by focusing on the issues transgender individuals in Denmark face. We’ll soon be having a trans-activism event.
3) What is a priority in BLUS’ agenda?
Our organization aims to create an open, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students of higher education and their friends in Copenhagen and the surrounding area. Our hope is to be a place where people can experience new things, make friends, and get involved with the community.
4) Why did BLUS want to become a member of IGLYO?
We think it is important to be part of a larger organization that puts the rights and conditions of young LGBTQ+ people in focus, as this relevant to our members and ourselves.
5) Which is the most useful advice you would like to give to an LGBTQI young person at present time?
To get involved in the LGBTQ+ community. This can be through friends, organizations such as our own, or even through the internet. Being part of the community not only gives you a feeling of belonging, but also gives you the opportunity to become more aware of the problems our community faces, and more importantly, what we can do to fight these problems.
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In order: Cafe evening, BLUS at Copenhagen Pride, Pub Quiz hosted by BLUS. Photo courtesy by BLUS.