NUS tells LGBT societies to drop gay men's reps because they 'don't face oppression within community'
The National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT+ Campaign has come under fire for passing a motion urging LGBT societies to abolish gay men's representatives. The motion was passed at the NUS LGBT+ Campaign's annual conference last week, which took place in Sheffield, and has been widely condemned on social media. At the conference, delegates blamed white, cisgender, gay men for oppressing other sections of the gay community, saying that "misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies, and that this was "unfortunately more likely to occur when the society is dominated by white cis gay men." They added that "gay men do not face oppression as gay men within the LGBT+ community and do not need a reserved place on society committees." LGBT As a result, as part of 'Motion 408: Defending Safe(r) spaces and No Platforming', the conference officially adopted a stance to "encourage LGBT+ Societies that have a gay men’s rep to drop the position." What this many men for the many LGBT societies that have 'Men's Welfare' officers who are not specifically gay men remains unclear, but the decision and language used has been roundly condemned by gay men online. Attitude have reached out to the NUS LGBT+ Campaign for comment. The news comes as US country singer Steve Grand faces a backlash after saying he receives criticism because people love to hate "young, good-looking, white gay men." More stories: The first Bridget Jones's Baby teaser trailer is here! Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black celebrate three year anniversary with cute new pics