LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Sexual and Gender Minorities)
Welcome to Pembroke!
I’m Molly Moss, and I’m the LGBT+ Officer on Pembroke’s JPC. Our college can be a great and accepting place to be LGBT+, but it can be hard to find your feet at first when you start university life. I’m here to try and help you overcome the extra challenges that being LGBT+ can bring. If you ever experience homophobia, transphobia or any form of discrimination while at Pembroke (which is unlikely!) I’m here to help you take action. I'm also here to give advice on sexual health, or just to have a chat about what is troubling you. Feel free to ask for advice whether you identify as LGBT+ or not, or are not certain.
I can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), pigeonhole, Facebook or simply around college. We can have a chat or you can remain anonymous – whichever suits you best.
Social events such as Pembroke’s LGBT+ drinks and swaps with other colleges are advertised on the mailing list, which I can add you to (your anonymity and safety is guaranteed). Just send me an e-mail and I can add you to the list. The CUSU campaign has its own mailing list (and facebook page), with details of weekly events that are happening around Cambridge (such as the weekly LGBT+ club night). For details, see below.
The CUSU LGBT+ cross-college ‘Family Scheme’ is a great way to make friends when you first arrive at Cambridge (whether you are ‘out’ or not) so feel free to sign up to this. However, Pembroke, Peterhouse and Queen’s run a separate scheme (which seemed to work out more efficiently last year), and details will be sent out to all undergraduates.
If you are a Prospective student and would like to hear more before applying, please do feel free to get in touch by email. Pembroke welcomes everyone.
Useful links and numbers:
- CUSU LGBT Campaign
- GIRES - Gender Identity Research and Education Society
- Sexual Health Service Cambridgeshire
- Stonewall - LGBT charity
- PinkNews - Europe's largest LGBT+ news service
- The Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Visibility Guide
- Asexual News - News, Reviews and Opinions for the Ace (Asexual) Community
- After Ellen – News, reviews and videos for Lesbian and Bisexual women
- Queerty – A magazine website focused on news, media and politics of gay men
- Bisexual Resource Centre
- We Are The Youth - Photographic Journalism Blog chronicling the stories of LGBT Youth in America
- I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell do I read? - Communal recommendation and review of LGBT+ literature
- It's Pronounced Metroxexual – Social Equality Blog and Resource