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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


Safe Contacts

Any LGBTQ+ 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 Transgender and can be contacted directly:

Additionally, the Network works closely with the Dignity@Work team who can provide assistance on more specific cases of discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation.

Gay  Craig Brierley    Lesbian  Jessie Monck    ​ Transgender  Rachael Padman

Staff Network Chair  Duncan Astle      UofC  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


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.

New Members Supporters

Designed to welcome new members, the LGBTQ+ 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 the Chair, Duncan Astle for more information.

Local organisations

  • The Kite Trust Access free support for LGBT+ people under the age of 25. Find out about our one-to-one support and our exciting social groups.

  • Cambridge SU LGBT+ Campaign 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.

  • Cambridge Gay and Bi Meet Up is a social group in Cambridge for the LGBT community, organising a wide variety of regular social events.

  • Sister Act a social network for lesbian and bisexual women

Regional organisations

National organisations

  • Bi Community News is the hub of the UK's bisexual community.

  • Bi Visibility Day is celebrated on 23 September each year. Find out more about planned events and by visiting the national website.

  • BiCon is an annual event that brings together bisexual people from across the UK

  • Bisexual Index provides information for the bisexual community and provides links to local and regional organisations.

  • Broken Rainbow (tel. 0845 265 260 4460) offers support to LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

  • Changing Attitude works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the life of the Anglican Communion.

  • Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) (tel. 0845 652 0311) is a national voluntary organisation supporting the parents and families of LGB people.

  • Gender Trust is the UK's largest charity for people with gender identity issues.

  • Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam.

  • Iraqi LGBT is a UK-based organisation working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues in Iraq and in neighbouring states.

  • Jewish and Gay Lesbian Group is an organization that supports gay and lesbian Jewish people.

  • Naz Project London (NPL) provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to targeted Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Although London-based, NPL has resources which may be of interest to Cambridge-based staff and students or those who wish to participate in the organisation's work.

  • OnebodyOneFaith 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.

  • Press for Change is an equality organisation that champions equality and rights for Trans people.

  • Quest is a Group for Lesbian and Gay Catholics. It has a network of local groups across the country which meet regularly for Mass, discussion and social events.

  • Rainbow List is produced annually by The Independent to celebrate the contributions of individuals from the LGB communities.

  • Sarbat is a national organisation that provides information and resources for Sikhs who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.

  • Stonewall (tel. 08000 502 020) is the UK's largest campaigning and lobbying group on LGBT+ issues.

  • Trans Hate Crimes  information and how to report it.


  • Trans Unite - Transgender & Non-Binary Support Groups website