Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add a contact.
Any LGBT+ member of the University community who would like to discuss an issue related to sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace can contact a Network volunteer for support. There are Network volunteers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered and can be contacted directly:
Rachael Padman (email@example.com)
Additionally, the Network works closely with the Dignity@Work team who can provide assistance on more specific cases of discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation.
Members of the Network are available to act as informal mentors for any member of staff who would be interested in this. The mentoring programme is linked to the University's existing provision. If you are interested in being mentored or would like to volunteer to be a Mentor contact the Secretary Mary Lou Masko (tel. 32817, email firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
New Members Supporters
Designed to welcome new members, the LGB&T Network has set-up New Members Supporters. It allows a member of the Network to meet with a volunteer member before a Network event. Contact either the Chair Craig Brierley (email email@example.com) or the Secretary Mary Lou Masko (tel. 32817, email firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- The CUSU LGBT supports the needs of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students at Cambridge University.
- Dhiverse is a local charity concerned with HIV and STD education; their site is a good source of information and there is potential for volunteering and making friends.
- The Encompass Network is an independent umbrella organisation for the LGBTI communities in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas.
The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (tel. 0300 330 0630) is a helpline that provides 24hr advice and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
The Suffolk Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (tel. 0345 123 2388) is open Tuesday and Saturdays 7.30–9.30pm.
- Broken Rainbow (tel. 0845 265 260 4460) offers support to LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
- Press for Change is an equality organisation that champions equality and rights for Trans people.
- The Gender Trust (tel. 0845 231 0505) is the UK's largest charity for people with gender identity issues.
- TCrime.net enables Trans hate crimes to be reported confidentially and leaves it the individual to decide what information should be passed on to the police.
- Iraqi LGBT is a UK-based organisation working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues in Iraq and in neighbouring states.
- The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is a UK-based international Charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Church and faith-based organisations, as well as working to create and praying for an inclusive church.
- Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam.
- Sarbat is a national organisation that provides information and resources for Sikhs who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered.
- The University has produced Guidance on Gender Reassignment for Staff which provides information on good practice to support staff and institutions in implementing the University's Equal Opportunity Policy in relation to gender reassignment.
- The University has produced Thinking Globally, which provides information for LGB&T staff and students working and studying at home and abroad.
- Trans staff and students in higher education: revised 2010 provides guidance on issues related to gender reassignment within a university context.
- The government has produced an equality plan to redress transgender prejudice which includes commitments to promote access to health services and criminal justice.
- Find out about Trans rights in Europe (produced by Trans Europe).