LBGT Links

Links to information and resources

Please email me (jcrlbgt@sel.cam.ac.uk) with anything you want added to this list. If you want more detailed/specialised information or resources on anything, just contact me and I’ll help you find it.

Contents:

-Coming Out
-CUSU
-Health (including sexual and mental health)
--Local
--Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
--National
-Bisexual / Pansexual
-Women
-Gender / Trans / Intersex
-Asexuality
-Local community groups - for advice, support and guidance
-LGBT+ representation and rights
-News, magazines, literature and books
-Local social events and venues
-Safety
-Families and Parents
-Disability
-Faith and Belief
-Other unis with good LGBT+ welfare websites
-More information
-Acknowledgement


Coming Out:


CUSU:

  • The CUSU LGBT Campaign website has information on events, mailing lists, resources, welfare and support, trans issues, campaigns, the termly magazine [no definition] (edited by Selwyn’s very own Hattie Jones, who’s always eager for contributions), links to various Facebook groups with events, and contact details for the Exec members and all other college reps. You can subscribe confidentially to the weekly “listings” email with details of LBGT events in Cambridge by sending an email to communications@cusu-lbgt.com.
  • CUSU Welfare: http://www.cusu.cam.ac.uk/welfare/


Health:


Local:

It’s recommended that you take sexual health screens every 6 months. You can usually get a next-day appointment at sexual health clinics, which also provide free contraception. Contact details, location, and opening hours for the nearest Sexual Health and GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine) clinics are given at the links below:

Also see: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/What_to_expect_at_the_GUM_clinic

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:

National:
NHS Health With Pride - LGBT health site.
NHS - Gay, lesbian and bisexual health
NHS - Trans health
National AIDS Trust
Terrence Higgins Trust: a UK HIV/AIDS and sexual health charity - “HIV is everyone’s business.”
GMFA - the gay men’s health charity.
NAM aidsmap - the HIV/AIDS information charity
CHAPS - an umbrella organisation of charities working for gay men’s health.
UNISEX is a very good website.
AVERT
YGM: The website for Young Gay Men, run by the Terence Higgins Trust.
Hard Cell, run by the Terence Higgins Trust, has lots of information for men who have sex with men, including on drugs, kinks, and S&M.
NHS - Sex: Worth Talking About
NHS Direct
Outspoken on Health - the GMFA blog.
SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud) - information on sexual health services and how to contact key decision-makers on sexual health policy across England.


Bisexual:


Women (see also News and Magazines section below):

Gender / Trans / Intersex:
CUSU LGBT Trans Rep, Rowan Thomas: lgbt-trans@cusu.cam.ac.uk
Channel 4 has a very good website with lots of links to resources and books, on both

transsexuality and intersexuality.
Gender Wiki
Transsexual UK has lots of useful links.
LGBT Jigsaw has many useful links.
Transgender Zone
The Gender Trust
GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
A Guide To Your FTM Boyfriend - blog
TCrime - GIRES’ transphobic crime reporting service.
Gendered Intelligence - information for and about trans people.
Press for Change
The Beaumont Society - a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or who are transgender/transsexual.
Susan’s Place - Transgender Resources
Diamonds - a Cambridge-based social and self-help group for transgendered people, their friends, and partners.
Stud Magazine - “An online, Toronto-based magazine founded with an aim to... introduce non gender conforming people to mainstream media.”.
GenderQueer Revolution (US-based)
Bodies Like Ours - Intersex information and peer support community forums.


Asexuality:

Local community groups - for advice, support and guidance:
2byou - Support, friendship, projects and training for young people aged 14 to 24 in Cambridgeshire discovering their sexuality, run by the charity SexYOUality.

LGBT+ representation and rights:
National Union of Students LGBT Campaign (NUS LBGT)
FAQ about the NUS LGBT Campaign, e.g. why is it necessary (for some reason not linked in sidebar).
Stonewall, a UK lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity.
Lesbian & Gay Foundation
OutRage! - “Twenty Years of Angry Queers”
The Campaign for Homosexual Equality
LGBT History Month - every February in the UK.
National Student Pride
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association
EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
Encompass Network - the LGBTI infrastructure organisation in Cambridgeshire which co-ordinates LGBT History Month in Cambridgeshire every February.
Human Rights Campaign (US-based)

See also Wikipedia’s List of LGBT rights organizations and List of LGBT-related organizations.

News, Magazines, Literature and Books:
I have copies of Attitude, Gay Times, and Chroma (a “queer literary and arts journal”) if anyone would like to borrow them, and copies of CUSU LGBT’s magazine [no definition] for you to take from my pigeonhole or collect from me too. I can find lists of LGBT+ related literature and books if you ask me.
Gay’s The Word - the UK's first, and last surviving (and under threat) LGBT bookshop, established in 1979. 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1N 1AB - 2 mins walk from Russell Square Tube Station. Website has many useful links, especially for the London area, and book recommendations.
Pink News
The Pink Paper
Gay Community News (Irish)
Outsports - LGBT sports news for gay sports fans and athletes.
Queeried
Attitude Magazine - has a directory.
Gay Times - has a useful Gay Guide and Events directory.
Diva - for lesbians and bi women.
Lesbilicious - for lesbians and bi women.
Genderqueer.co.uk
g3 mag - for lesbians and bi women.
Proud! Mag - “The ultimate guide to Gay Pride events” around the world.
Out In The City - “The ultimate guide to Gay London”.
Chroma - “A Queer Literary and Arts Journal”.
Never Never and Elsewhere - Irish queer literary journal.
Oasis Journals - “A Writing Community for Queer and Questioning Youth”.
Fyne Times
Pink Wire - has a Careers & Education section.
UK Gay News
Pride Life
Brockiewood Magazine, formerly 3sixty Magazine.
The Advocate (US)
Out Magazine (US)
Gay Rights at Change.org
SheWired.com (US) - for lesbians and bi women (has links to more sites at the bottom right of the page, under “SheWired loves”)
Curve (US) - for lesbians and bi women
Queerty (US) - a queer blog
Stud Magazine - “An online, Toronto-based magazine founded with an aim to... introduce non gender conforming people to mainstream media.”

For more, see Wikipedia’s List of LGBT periodicals in the UK and LGBT literature.

Local social events and venues:
Sunday Socials are relaxed, non-alcohol weekly meetings in various cafés around Cambridge - subscribe to CUSU LGBT’s Listings emails, Facebook group, and/or the SeLBGT mailing list for details every week (see above).
“Rendezvous” (Facebook group) - CUSU LGBT’s pub/club night every Monday at The Cow. Pub quiz from 8pm most weeks with £2 entry which includes the clubnight afterwards which opens at 9pm. £3 entry from 9pm onwards.
“Rendez2” (Facebook group) - Fortnightly CUSU LGBT club night at Kambar playing alternative, indie mashup music. 10pm - 3am. Tickets can be bought at Rendezvous @ The Cow.
Queer Cambridge directory.
"Circus" (Facebook link) - Occasional clubnight with Jodie Harsh and Scottee at The Junction, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX.
“KampTastic” (Facebook link) - Monthly LGBT clubnight at Nusha bar, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, CB1 7DY.
The Five Bells - gay-friendly bar with quizzes every week and karaoke every third Sunday: 126-128 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HE, 01223 314 019.
The Bird (in Hand) - an LGBT pub/bar in Cambridge: 73 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8EG, 01223 464 845.
Cambridgeshire LGBT History Month, every February.
Pink Festival - a free, open-air festival celebrating LGBT+ communities in the East of England which takes place in Cambridge.


Safety:

  • Open Out Cambridgeshire - a confidential third-party reporting scheme offering support, advice and information to victims and witnesses of prejudice incidents and hate crime
  • TCrime - GIRES’ transphobic crime reporting service
  • LGBT Jigsaw - for young LGBT people who are having trouble at home or homeless
  • Survivors UK - information, understanding, support, and counselling on male sexual abuse and rape
  • Broken Rainbow - Support for LGBT people experiencing domestic violence


Families and Parents:


Disability:

  • REGARD - a national, volunteer run organisation for disabled LGBT people


Faith and Belief:

Buddhism:

Christianity:

Hinduism:
Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association - information and support for GLBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus.

Humanism:
Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA)
The Pink Triangle Trust - LGBT Humanism charity.

Islam:
Imaan - LGBTQI Muslim Support Group.
Queer Jihad (Queer Struggle)
Al-Jannah - community support for LGBT Muslims and Desis.
Al-Fatiha - for LGBTIQQ Muslims.
Iraqi LGBT
Huriyah - queer Muslim magazine blog.

Judaism:
The Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group (JGLG)
BaGeLs (Facebook group) - the division of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) in the UK for LGBT Jews.
Gay Jews in London
World Congress of GLBT Jews

Sikhism:
Sarbat - for LGBT Sikhs.
Darshan - discussion group for LGBT Sikhs.

Also see LGBT religious organizations on Wikipedia.


Other unis with good LGBT+ welfare websites:


More information:


Acknowledgement:


Some of the links and descriptions above were taken from Anglia Ruskin’s Pink Guide to Cambridge 2010 (Facebook link), which has even more useful information, and various other universities’ student union LGBT+ websites.