Bylaws

As Queer Coded, we aim to create a safe space for those who identify as LBGTQ2SIA+, 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.

Pronouns

A pronoun is how you refer to someone, for example using she or they. Please ask people what their pronouns are if you are meeting them for the first time. If you make a mistake and refer to someone with the wrong pronoun, apologize and move on.

Assumptions

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 LGBTQ2SIA+ 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.

Oppressive Behaviour

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.

Sexual Harassment

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 LGBTQ2SIA+ 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.