Rose Collis and VG Lee are both popular and highly-respected Lesbian writers and performers. Their new show Bah! Humbuggers (or Dyke the Halls)  plays at the Emporium in Brighton on December 1 and 2 and the Hideaway in London on December 15. The proceeds from the London show are going to benefit the Kids’ City organisation who provide out of school activities for children in Wandworth and Lambeth.

To publicise the shows, the performers posted the event in the Facebook group, Sussex LGBTQ, for the LGBTQ Society at USSU – University of Sussex Students’ Union.

Emily Weaver, chair of Sussex LGBTQ group contacted the performers saying: “I am contacting you today as we are going to remove your post regarding Bah Humbuggers on our timeline. We have a safe space policy in place on our page and unfortunately the word ‘Dyke’ violates this policy. As a society we pride ourselves on promoting a safe space which means everyone should be able to participate in a safe environment. We find ourselves in a situation where members of the society felt uncomfortable with having an event posted which included the term Dyke. As a society we are bound to providing a safe space by the student union guidelines and we never take deleting a post lightly however in certain circumstances for example, when we feel safe space is being violated this is a necessary step. We do not have a problem with your event just the word included in the name. We are happy for you to repost your event without the word Dyke if you wish to. I apologise if this causes an inconvenience.”

In 2013, Lesbians cannot call themselves “dykes” in Queer spaces.

University of Sussex LGBTQ Group Bans the Word ‘Dyke’ _ Eden Walker.

Gscene Gay_LGBT Magazine, News, Reviews & Listings for Gay_LGBT Brighton & Hove, UK, Gay Media, Anger as LGBTQ student group bans use of the word ‘dyke’ _ Gscene Gay Magazine – What’s on in Gay _ LGBT Brighton.

Sussex University LGBTQ Society Bans The Word ‘Dyke’, Complains About Lesbian Christmas Performance.