A message from your LGBT+ Officer

Hi, I'm Alex, the Fitz LGBT+ officer! My role is to ensure that Fitz maintains a supportive environment for all LGBT+ students so that members of the college can feel comfortable regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I'm also in charge of putting together events in college for LGBT+ students, as well as providing non-judgemental support and listening to any issues that you might have (no matter how big or small they seem to be)!
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If you want to get in touch you can always email me or send me a message on Facebook! 

- Maisie Matthews - jcr.lgbt@fitz.cam.ac.uk


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Events

Events are primarily advertised on the Fitz LGBT+ Facebook group. This group is private, allowing your membership to only be seen by other members of the group, and thus maintaining a level of privacy and confidentiality. However, this means in order to join it, you must contact me first in order for to you to be added. This can be done by e-mailing me at jcr.lgbt@fitz.cam.ac.uk
 
Events and opportunities are also often posted on the university-wide CUSU LGBT+ Facebook group However, please be aware that this is a Public Group, and anybody you are friends with on Facebook will be able to see your membership of this group.
 
Events are also advertised via the LGBT+ mailing list: if you’d like to join it, just email me or contact me using the form on the right and I’ll add you to it. There’ll be some relaxed social events within college, as well as swaps with other colleges and more formal events such as visiting speakers. Any suggestions or requests for other kinds of events would be gratefully received! I will also try my best to seek out events happening in other colleges or on a university level, and to keep you abreast of those: don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s something you’d like me to spread the word about, or if you want to get a group together to attend an event.
 
If you’re interested in LGBT+ affairs on a broader level, then be sure to take a look at CUSU’s LGBT+ autonomous campaign. They organise many events of their own and are quite heavily involved in activism.
 
Your JCR is a democratic body; if you’d like to see more of a specific kind of event, please get in touch and let me know!


CUSU

CUSU has a very active LGBT+ subcommittee that organises a wide range of uni-wide events and campaigns. Check them out here: http://www.lgbt.cusu.cam.ac.uk/

I’ll pass on information about events I think might be of interest to the college community via the mailing list and, if there’s interest, I’ll organise somewhere for a Fitz contingent to meet to go along to events together.