EMMANUEL KYE CARRIERE
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IF BEING GAY IS A CHOICE, THEN WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME STRAIGHT?
I am Emmanuel Kye Carriere (Manny), I’m in first year and my degree is Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. I’m running again for LGBTQ+ President. I’ve decided to run again because last year I got second place so it has given me the confidence to go up again.
I’m deciding to run as LGBTQ+ President because I feel very strongly about the issues which are raised in LGBT. At the same time I think previous Presidents have done a fantastic job so far but a lot more work still needs to be done. It’ll be great for me to become President because I want to be a voice for people and inspire people to get involved and it will enable me to be on this journey with everyone.
New things to look forward to:
-Guest speakers: to hear about what it is like to be an LGBTQ+ person in their work place but also guest speakers who people are interested in hearing from
-Field Trips: Museums, Zoos, Theatres, Cinema, trips to other unis to see what their LGBTQ+ society does.
Even though these are not all LGBT related events it is still nice to hang together and get to know each other more. This will also be fantastic for international students to receive a lot out of studying in London. (A few more to come)
Permanent Room: I feel that we need one room which we can put stuff up in and a room which we can call ours.
So last year I didn’t get the President position, but I had the option to become Vice President, which I decided to do because even though I didn’t win, I still wanted to be involved in LGBT somehow. I feel that being Vice President was amazing. I was pretty worried when there were sessions which the President could not be there for. At the same time I was feeling excited because it showed that she had faith in me taking a session on my own since I am Vice President. It was fantastic being VP because I learned a lot about LGBT. I also met so many people around uni which I would have never met if I didn’t join the society last year.
COURAGE IS BEING YOURSELF EVERYDAY IN A WORLD THAT TELLS YOU TO BE SOMEONE ELSE - Manny
Previous experiences I have had in this type of position include being the Vice President for a charity called City Safe and I learned so much about myself but also about the people who were interested in joining us. We helped to keep the streets safe. A lot of people were hesitant of joining at first because they were worried and not very confident since City Safe was a big issue in London.
I hope that I have persuaded you enough in my manifesto to vote for me. If you do, I can provide the society with more opportunities and lead the society in a new direction.