Resources in Cambridge
SU LGBT+ Campaign
- Facebook page @lgbtcusu and group CUSU LGBT+.
- Instagram cusulgbtplusofficial.
- This the CUSU LGBT+ campaign twitter @cusulgbtplus.
- A network and group for LGBT+ people of colour. Visit their Facebook page: @fusecambridge.
- Join the Facebook group here.
lgbtQcam University LGBTQ Academia
- lgbtQ+@cam is an initiative launched in 2018 to promote interdisciplinary research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.
- Check out their Facebook or their website here.
Trans Students of Cambridge
- Resources and events for trans and non-binary students.
- Facebook page: @TransAndNonBinaryCambridgeUniversity Home.
- For trans students specifically there is a private group of the same name.
- IGLYO: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation
- Here is a onelove article on sex education.
- The Gender Identity Research and Education Society
- BAME LGBT+ Inclusivity: a document from GIRES.
- ILGA WORLD: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
- gal-dem Queeries: QTIBPOC agony aunt
- LGBT+ Safe Sex Guides from the LGBT foundation. The charity is based in Manchester so some of the other resources might be less applicable.
Gender Expression Fund
What is the Gender Expression Fund?
The GPC provides a Gender Expression Fund, currently standing at £150 per academic year, to reimburse students who purchase gender-affirming items to make them more comfortable with their gender presentation. This includes, but is not limited to binders, packers, concealing underwear, wigs and breast-forms. Students can apply directly for up to £40 reimbursement, with more money available through a further application process.
Why does this fund exist?
This fund exists to make gender-affirming items accessible to students who may not otherwise have the means to purchase them, especially since many such items are manufactured overseas and have high delivery costs. Pembroke is an inclusive and supportive environment, and this fund is in place to ensure that everyone who studies at Pembroke is free to explore their gender identity and expression.
How does it work?
Applications can be submitted though this form.
The process is completely confidential, only the LGBTQ+ officer will have access to the details of the person applying for the fund. The proof of purchase will be anonymously passed to the treasurer, who will send the money to the LGBTQ+ officer. The LGBTQ+ officer will then refund the student and provide the treasurer with proof of this repayment.
Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable with any other member in the welfare team, they can act as an intermediate between you and the LGBTQ+ officer.
If you wish to apply for additional funding outside of the initial £40, you must contact the LGBTQ+ officer directly, who will then raise it anonymously with the GPC to confirm or deny your application.
Before tucking/binding please read the safety guides linked below
- Tucking safety guidelines
- Binding safety guide (here you can also see advice on where to purchase items)