CUSU LGBT+ leads many political campaigns for LGBT+ rights and representation on behalf of its members. A large part of this consists of quietly bringing small-scale issues to the attention of relevant authorities, but CUSU LGBT+ often also runs sub-campaigns – these aim to provide a collective voice to the concerns of community members when there is a more wide-ranging issue about which the members feel strongly.
Here is a list of active sub-campaigns:
- Why Gender-Neutral? aims to bring about concrete change in the university to improve the lives of trans and non-binary students. The campaign pushes for inclusivity and the abolition of unjustified gender binaries on three specific issues: toilets, dress codes and admin. The campaign aims to catch the attention of decision-makers in Cambridge colleges and faculties with these issues, and to help them implement change with specific guides.
- Make No Assumptions has the purpose of raising awareness on issues related to trans and non-binary people by organising social, academic and political events.
- Plus Campaign focuses on increasing the visibility of identities covered by the “+” of the LGBT+ acronym. A non-exhaustive list includes intersex, asexual, aromantic and queer people. It primarily organises academic events and discussions.
We are always keen to hear from our members about our campaigns, whether it’s giving feedback on our active campaigns or a proposal for a new campaign. The Campaigns Officer would be more than happy to respond to any ideas you may have. In addition, we are eager to encourage wider participation in our campaigns, and if you would be interested in getting involved please get in touch with us – we could always use a helping hand.
- Student Experience Project: Collecting experiences from current and recent LGBT+ students, intended primarily as a resource for freshers and applicants.