As Queer Coded, we aim to create a safe space for those who identify as LBGTQ2IA+, and allies. We are a group who is working hard towards making Computer Science a more diverse and welcoming field. Overall, Queer Coded is a community to meet like-minded people who want to bond over Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.
A pronoun is how you refer to people, (e.g. she, him, theirs). Please ask people what their pronouns are if you are meeting them for the first time, and share your pronouns if you are comfortable doing so. If you make a mistake and refer to someone with the wrong pronoun, apologize and move on.
Don’t make assumptions about someone’s identity and think about the ways that people from minority groups may be impacted in different ways by the issues you discuss. Be aware that your experiences as a person in the LGBTQ2IA+ community are not necessarily the same as everybody else in the room. We come from all different types of backgrounds and everyone has their own story.
Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, ageism or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other kind of oppressive behaviour is unacceptable and will be challenged. Please do not use slurs that are not yours to use.
There is a zero tolerance policy to sexual harassment. This means no unwanted touching; this also means harassment online as well. Do not send unwanted provocative messages to those in the group without permission from the person.
Space to Speak
Please be aware that it is difficult for those belonging to marginalised groups or minority groups to participate in discussions both online and in person. As Queer Coded, we want to give young LGBTQ2IA+ members a voice.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We will ask everybody to respect the fact that not everybody is “out” everywhere outside of this space so if you use social media, please do not share any contact information or identifiable information of other people without their explicit consent.
If you see a member of our community with another person outside of our club activities, do not “out” them or discuss things related to the LGBTQ2IA+ community and our club.
If a situation arises, feel free to say that you met the person in a CPSC class.
This person may not be “out” to all of their friends/family.