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Transgender Links/Resources

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Safe Contacts

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 (

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

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, Lucian Stephenson ( ) for more information. 

Local organisations

  • 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.

Regional organisations

National organisations

  • 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.
  • Trans Hate Crimes - information and how to report it.  
  • 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.