LGBT+

 

Homerton LGBT+

The HUS has two LGBT+ officers. We care greatly about moving Homerton towards a more gender-neutral and non-binary environment where everyone feels comfortable being exactly who they are. The LGBT+ officers are there for you to talk about anything you might be struggling with, as well as to organise events within the Homerton LGBT+ community!

CUSU LGBT+:

Cambridge is a great place to be LGBT+ and Homerton is a really supportive community. However, if you have any issues or concerns you’d like to speak to somebody about there are plenty of places you can turn to. In college you can always speak to us on a confidential basis about any worries you have, but moreover, Facebook is rife with LGBT+ pages for students, events, and organisers. It’s a good forum for organising informal events and making friends from around the University.
CUSU LGBT+ also have a dedicated welfare officer who you can contact at lgbt-welfare@cusu.cam.ac.uk.

CUSU LGBT+ run plenty of events throughout the year, and you can find all of them on their website, as well as masses of LGBT+ resources.
There’s something for everyone, from club nights like Glitterbomb, to chilled café outings like Sunday Social, Trans Meet, and Women’s Coffee.
If there’s an event you are interested in going to and want somebody to go with, you can always contact us and we’ll happy to sort something out!
CUSU LGBT+ are running several campaigns at the moment – get involved! And if you want to raise an issue about Homerton, don’t hesitate to ask us – we’re here to represent YOU.


Information:

Homerton is a welcoming, inclusive community and as a college we provide support for students who identify as LGBT+ in a number of different ways. People often ask about what LGBT+ means so we have set out some basic information here.

This information is an introductory guide to the spectrum of sexuality and gender outside of the straight and cissexual norm. It is not complete or comprehensive, and there are a lot of conflicting opinions about these issues – the best thing to do if you want to know more, is do your own research!

-Lesbian: Self defined women who are attracted to other women.

-Gay: Self defined men who attracted to other men.

-Bi: Those who are attracted to both men and women.

-Trans: An umbrella term that attempts to capture the diversity of gender identity and expression by those who transgress gender boundaries. The term may encompass, but isn’t limited to, those who identify as transgender, gender queer, trans, transsexual, androgynous, agender and non gender conforming.

-+: This covers a range of gender identities and sexual orientations which do not fall under the categories of LGBT, straight or cisgender. It includes, for example, those who identify as pansexual or asexual or those questioning their sexual orientation.

If you have any questions, want to know how you can get involved or just want a chat (about LGBT+ issues or otherwise) get in contact. It doesn’t matter if you identify as LGBT+ or not we are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Just email hus-lgbt@homerton.cam.ac.uk! You can also contact the LGBT+ officers on Facebook to ask to be added to the secret Homerton LGBT+ group! Check out who to look for here!

Support:

Cambridge is a great place to be LGBT+ and Homerton is a really supportive community, however, if you have any issues or concerns you’d like to speak to somebody about there are plenty of places you can turn to.

In college you can always speak to the LGBT+ of Welfare Officers on a confidential basis about any worries you have.

Facebook is rife with LGBT+ pages for students, events, and organisers. It’s a good forum for organising informal events and making friends from around the University.

CUSU LGBT+ Group

CUSU LGBT+ also have a dedicated welfare officer who you can contact at lgbt-welfare@cusu.cam.ac.uk.