Groups in Cambridge
A list of queer groups meeting in Cambridge
- Sisteract for women who like women.
SisterAct is a group for women who like women in the East Anglia region. We provide a lively monthly newsletter and hold regular events, including: Weekly sports; Mums and Kids group; Summer BBQ’s; Book club; New Members Evenings and 50+ group for those over the age of 50.
- Cambridge FTM, FTMs in Cambridge and East Anglia.
A social mailing list for FTM transgender people in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area. We're open to FTMs at any stage of transition and also to female-assigned people who identify as genderqueer or gender neutral. We hope to organise local meetups on an informal basis, join up and ask if you want to know!
- Cambridge Diamonds.
A Cambridge-based trans-gender social and self-help group and our website. Only really suitable for MtF crossdressers.
The main LGBT campaign within the university. The campaign is quite active with lots on. You can sign up for the main events mailing list for more info. Regular events include:
- Sunday socials most weeks in term time, often on a Sunday.
- Rendezous the weekly (in term time) queer club light on Tuesdays 10-2 at Vodka Revolution.
- Women's coffee occurs most Wednesdays 5-7 in Clowns, King Street. Women's facebook group and mailing list.
- Grad socials happen both in and out of term. Grad mailing list.
- The trans list carries details of upcoming trans events or you can email the trans reps if you want to meet one to one or would like more meetings in general.
- There are occassional bi meets email the bi rep if you want to meet one to one or would like more meetings in general.
National and London Queer groups
A list of national (and London based) queer groups and events you might want to attend
A yearly weekend-long gathering for bi people, their friends, partners, and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality. Moves around the country, the 2010 event is being held at the Docklands Campus of the University of East London (UEL) in London and is also the International Conference on Bisexuality.
- Poly day/Open con
Historically a yearly one day event held in London. This year there is a weekend in Dorset and possibilities of a poly day in Bristol in November. All of the groups on this page can use help but if anyone is near Bristol and able to help out this is being requested. See/join the poly activist list if you are able to help or email us.
- Bi Fests
BiFests are one-day event celebrating bisexuality, for bisexuals and bi-friendly people. Originating in London, it has now spread to several other UK locations. Currently in:
- Oxford (last event 27th March).
- Wales (last event 24th April).
- London (last event 2009, planned for 2011).
- Brighton (last event 2009).
- Manchester (last event 2009).
- Birmingham (last event 2009).
- Bisexual Underground
London bisexuals group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month 6pm-11pm, currently in the Blue Posts pub.
- Trans London
TransLondon is a discussion/support group for all members of the ‘trans’ community, whatever their gender identity (or identities) and whatever stage in their ‘transition’ they have reached (if at all). However, all members must themselves be trans-identified or ‘questioning’.
The TransLondon group meets on the third tuesday of every month at 7.30pm at Gay's The Word Bookshop, 66, Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB. The next meeting is on Tuesday 20th July.
- FTM London
A diverse and exciting group that continues to offer much needed support as well as information, resources and friendly networking for the FTM community. We work to alleviate the isolation that can be felt around gender identity issues. We are comprised of trans guys, genderqueer people, and all those who are questioning their gender identity who were previously assigned female.
- Spectrum London
Spectrum London is a peer support group for all Trans people and those questioning their gender along with partners, family, friends and allies in a Safe and Comfortable Space.
Other groups of interest
- Cambridge Kink
Monthly munches(1st Monday of the month), play nights (3rd Friday of the months) and more.
- Cambridge Activists
Network to bring together activists from educational institutions in Cambridge with town activists, to fight against marketisation in all forms, and for the rights of all oppressed groups. A group specifically focusing on issues through their effect on our lives as Cambridge residents, but tackling a range of wider struggles that supporters are engaged in, in order to link up campaigns within Cambridge.
- Cambridge Feminist Society
Meeting Mondays during term time:
Our aim is to explicitly promote feminism as a positive thing within Cambridge. We strive to dispel 'backlash' myths about what feminism represents, and attempt to enable more men and women to self-define as feminist. We engage in positive publicity, hold socials, provide safe space where feminists may come together to interact with like-minded people, invite speakers, put on arts and music events and promote other feminist happenings around the Cambridge area.
- Disabled Students Liberation Campaign
We are here to do whatever we can to support all disabled students during their time studying here in Cambridge. This applies to disabled students with one or more of the many different kinds of impairment: sensory, mobility, mental health, specific learning difficulty, autistic spectrum, chronic illness or anything else.
- CUSU Women's Campaign
The CUSU Women's Campaign works to eliminate all forms of discrimination faced by women students in the University. We campaign on issues that affect the studies, lives and wellbeing of graduate and undergraduate women, and seek to provoke thought and discussion through events, information and resources. We exist for the women of Cambridge: all students who self-define as women are members, giving the Women's Campaign a diverse membership, which necessitates diversity in our actions. We are the main representative for women in the University, as well as an autonomous campaigning body which provides a wide variety of services, resources and events for women in Cambridge.