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The Curtin Student Guild's Queer Department is here for any student who identifies as sexually or gender diverse, ensuring representation within the University and can assist with any problems that may arise.
We All Need To Pee
Content warning: Transphobia
The ‘We All Need To Pee’ campaign is a trans-positive sticker campaign that was implemented in bathrooms around campus from October 2020 by the Guild’s previous officer, Dax Jagoe.
Through its implementation on campus, these stickers were defaced on a frequent basis. They were scratched out, stripped from the wall, written on. When the QD was made aware of this, we replaced them. There was a Google form where people who viewed defaced stickers could report them to us so we could replace them.
In October last year, a record number of reports of defaced stickers were submitted to the Google form. Over concerns over damage to Curtin property, Properties informed us they’d be removing the stickers to prevent further damage. They weren’t aware of the Google form etc. and hadn’t had any contact with the QD beforehand.
The Queer Department didn’t inform the community at the time due to slow communications with the relevant parties, and the transition between the queer officer’s terms.
Since I (Cass, QO 2022) have started my term and got my bearings in the role, I’ve put together a report about the campaign that has been sent to the relevant parties, which suggests how to move forward, which was done in the initial hopes of getting the campaign back up before Semester 1, 2022 started.
The report is available to read here.
(If reading, CW again for transphobia)
Unfortunately, it seems it won’t be back in time for Semester 1, but the community deserves to know before getting back on campus.
Please be respectful and DO NOT send any hate towards Properties.
In the meantime, you may see some workers removing stickers before these communications are finalised with the University. They are not responsible for any decisions made regarding the stickers – they are just doing their job. Please be respectful.
It would also greatly inhibit any communications we have with the university and make it harder for us to work with them.
If you would like to help, you can write what the campaign means to you, which I will collate and present to Properties and other relevant parties: link to form.
Stay tuned for updates.
Thank you for reading this.
If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cassidy Pemberton (she/they)
Queer Officer 2022
Support & Safety
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Curtin Safer Community Team
If you, or someone you know is experiencing homophobic bullying or harassment, or you see something that shouldn’t be happening, contact the Curtin Safer Community Team. The Safer Community Team offer 24 hour service, every day of the year, to the Perth, Perth City and Kalgoorlie campuses. The Safer Community Team will help you get the right support.
Free, anonymous LGBTQIA+ peer support and referral.
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Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
Sexual health and wellbeing for all, including queer-friendly counselling
Transfolk of WA
Support service for all trans & gender-diverse people and their families.
Access their psychological and counselling services for a safe professional environment to deal with any issues affecting your life or study. They provide a free and confidential service that focuses on short-term therapy.
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