Why Gender-Neutral? So that we actually respect trans and non-binary students

Rebecca M Hickman cw// deadnaming, gender policing and invalidation Yesterday marked the launch of CUSU LGBT+’s new campaign: Why Gender-Neutral. The purpose of this campaign is to draw attention to the unnecessary gendering of life and facilities within the University of Cambridge, and to forcefully argue that these things should be de-gendered. That means gender-neutral… Read More Why Gender-Neutral? So that we actually respect trans and non-binary students

Trinity LGBT+ Officer: “Queer visibility is a welfare issue”

Anna Dimitriadis My first week as LGBT+ Officer for Trinity was busy, to say the least. Two weeks ago, a student was asked to remove a postcard-sized rainbow flag from her window. Various explanations were given. One porter claimed the flag was a ‘political symbol’, the public display of which was prohibited; he compared it… Read More Trinity LGBT+ Officer: “Queer visibility is a welfare issue”

Why does Trinity College fear the visibility of LGBT+ students?

Image description: The inside of Trinity College. Credit: John Mason Anonymous Trinity student This week an LGBT+ student at Trinity College was asked to remove a rainbow flag from their room. The flag was small, postcard sized, but clearly big enough to cause offence. It was stuck onto an inside facing window and College referred… Read More Why does Trinity College fear the visibility of LGBT+ students?

Welcome to Cambridge: student perspectives

(image: Mordecai Paechter, right, with Laurie O’Connell, Trinity Hall JCR LGBT+ officer, together at Pride in London) Michael Davin Hi everyone, we’re back again! Beyond the basics of dealing with student’s union, there’s a wealth of student life going on in Cambridge, ready to be explored. It will certainly take some time to find your… Read More Welcome to Cambridge: student perspectives