David Parton (LGBTQ Officer)

IMG_6707Hey everyone, my name is David, my gender pronouns are he/him and I’m a third year Law student. I am St Hilda’s JCR Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Officer for this academic year. My role, as a liberation officer, is predominantly social and political. I will also be a representative for Intersex and Asexual students, and everyone else who does not fall into a heteronormative or gender binary identification.

The LGBTQ community at St Hilda’s is really strong, and part of my role is to hold informal social events in College, and encourage St Hilda’s students to go to Oxford University(-wide) LGBTQ Society events, such as the iconic weekly drinks (which I used to organise) and crewdates. The University Society also holds Trans, Women, Bi and¬†Asexual events that I will advertise, and I will provide support for St Hilda’s students interested in attending.

My role is also as a political representative in College, who aims to make LGBTQ life in College continuously better. Please email me (david.parton@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk) if you have any issues relating to my role that you would like help with, which I will deal with discretely and in confidence. I will also be working closely with other Liberation Officers on the JCR Committee to ensure intersectionality is considered. If you have any suggestions for events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Finally, one main function of my role is organising the annual St Hilda’s College QueerBop (a massive LGBTQ party), that we will be holding in Hilary (the term after Christmas). Get pumped because it’s going to be ICONIC!

Queer love xoxoxo

Email: david.parton@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk