Stand Bi Us
Safe spaces guidlines
Inspired by the BiCon Code of Conduct, Twenty10 Safer Space Guidelines, and Sápmi Pride Safer Space Guidelines
We know that not everyone experiences spaces in the same way and we ask that everybody participating in Stand Bi Us (the organisers, attendees, and guest speakers) do so from a place of mutual respect, compassion, and commitment to anti-oppression.
Creating safe online spaces
Looking after yourself
- any sexual behaviour, including chat or sharing images online
- taking part in any activity
- disclosing information
- discussing sensitive or personal topics
- engaging in chat.
We might also mute people who are saying things that go against the Safe Space Guidelines, but we don’t wish to censor people unnecessarily and will endeavour to tell you why we’ve done this. You will be told at the beginning of any event if it is going to be recorded, so you can choose to not participate or to turn your mic off at your own discretion.
If sessions are being recorded, this will be clearly stated.
Discrimination, respecting difference
Please remember that everyone is at a different stage of awareness about various issues. Try not to assume people are being malicious if they make an initial mistake. If you are asked to think about your behaviour after making a mistake, please try not to be defensive. If you make a mistake, try to own the impact, even if it wasn’t your intention. We are a community that needs to learn and grow together. If you need support dealing with a problem in a session, please message the host/s and they will do their best to support you in dealing with it. We want to know that our guests and community feel respected and considered. If anything happens that makes you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome – even if you do not want us to do anything about it, or feel it is your fault – please do let us know, as we may be able to learn something from it for the future.
If warnings are ignored, or in the event of serious misconduct, we reserve the right to ask anyone to leave part or all of Stand Bi Us. We reserve the right to pass on details of complaints to future Stand Bi Us organisers.