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LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH AT CAMBRIDGE

Hughes Hall celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month annually in February to help promote equality and diversity by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, their history, lives and experiences. Along with other institutions and in partnership with the MCR Committee, we fly the rainbow flag and organise events and initiatives throughout the month. UK LGBTQ+ History Month 2021’s theme is mind, body and soul. See our website here for further information and links.

Details of exciting and varied activities going on across the University are collated here and specific Hughes Hall events will be included on our events page as they are confirmed. Look out for our fantastic upcoming ‘Seniors’ Spotlight’ with Hughes Hall’s William Connor in conversation with Ruhul Abdin. Between London/Dhaka: the challenges of queer space making explores the game changing work Ruhul has been involved in, including the creation of support systems for young queer people marginalised from society (Muslim transgender people, non-binary people, young people in poor health). Click here for details and to register.

Encompass Network, which promotes a better quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Cambridgeshire, has put together a compilation of what is going on in the area.

Hughes Hall MCR Committee includes an Equality and LGBTQ+ Officer. Jodie Rawles was elected in January 2021 to this post to support and promote inclusion and equality for the College’s LGBTQ+ community. The MCR has an LGBTQ+ student society which is coordinated through a Facebook group. Please get in touch with Jodie if you’d like to join or find out more. She can be contacted via mcr.lgbt@hughes.cam.ac.uk.

Hughes Hall has made a commitment to promote equality, value diversity and maintain an environment for study, work and living in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected. We are proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, Black History Month, and Transgender Awareness Week by working with MCR officers to hold a themed Formal Hall for each, alongside other events and initiatives organised by our community. Current students are encouraged to speak to their tutor if they have any concerns or are welcome to get in touch with College Equality Officer, Dr Corinne Roughley: equality.officer@hughes.cam.ac.uk. For more information and College contacts for equality and diversity issues at Hughes Hall, see here.