Useful LGBT Links

Click on the link above and you will be directed to the CUSU LBGT homepage where you can find information on issues/events/advice/welfare offered by this group.

Peer Support complements the existing welfare and tutorial systems and provides students with a friendly but formally trained, confidential service. Peer Supporters can help students talk through their problems or difficulties and encourage them to find their own answers or solutions. They are not counsellors and do not offer advice but are able, when necessary, to refer students to other sources of help.

Good and accurate information is essential to anyone who is trying to understand their sexual orientation, trying to get past the confusion that’s all too often present. And it’s essential as you continue your journey and think about coming out.

OutProud offers brochures to help you get the answers you need. Whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, still figuring things out, or someone who just wants to better understand what it means to be a lesbigay individual, we think you’ll find this literature helpful and informative.

Revelate is a group of students in Cambridge who are both religious and lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgendered (LBGT). It was started at the beginning of the 2003-4 academic year and by the end of that year included people of various religions and sexualities.

Revelate exists to meet the needs specific to LBGT, religious, Cambridge students. Currently these have been identified as needing a means of confidentially contacting other LBGT religious students and meeting up. The other major role which Revelate fulfils is as a formal body of people, requiring that other religious and LBGT groups acknowledge that LBGT, religious people do exist!

NUS LGBT is the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students throughout the UK. We work to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, both within education and throughout society.

A key part of our role is to develop and support LGBT student groups and student activists. In addition, we campaign for the rights of LGBT people across the UK and throughout the world.
Four facts that illustrate why we need an LGBT campaign:
1. LGBT pupils are more likely to leave school at 16 and not reach further or higher education (regardless of their achievements at school). Two out of five say they fear the bullying will continue if they stay.
2. LGBT people are officially subject to the death penalty in nine countries in the world, in three of which recent executions have taken place.
3. Waiting times of ten years are not uncommon for trans people wishing to access surgery or other treatments on the NHS.
4. Many colleges and universities still refuse to re-issue degree certificates for graduates who have changed gender roles. This means a trans person may either have to apply for jobs with employers who aren’t going to ask to see their certificates, or voluntarily disclose their medical history during application.