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Pride Month and LGBTQ+ support at Hughes Hall

During the month of June we are proud to fly the Progress Pride flag.

Pride Month began in the US and was timed to reflect the Stonewall Riots in 1969, a historic series of demonstrations by the gay community in response to a police raid on Stonewall Inn on 28th June in New York and condemning widespread police violence against the wider LGBTQ+ community more broadly. Brenda Howard, known as the ‘Mother of Pride’ and a militant activist, is remembered for coining the term ‘Pride’ and her work coordinating the first Pride march in 1970 as well as advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights.

Cambridge University has a long history of active and engaged LGBTQ+ students, staff and alumni. This Pride Month we would like to share events and activities around Cambridge which students and staff can participate in. And, we will update you with details of any events happening at College or the University, as they are confirmed.

Events around Cambridge

  • Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Friday 14th June, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Cambridge Pride will be returning to Jesus Green in Cambridge city centre , Saturday 15th June.
  • Pride in Nature LGBTQ+ Tour, Museum of Zoology, Saturday June 15th and 29th, 10:30-11:15
  • A Great Recorded History: Queer Cambridge Audio Trail, Ongoing. This free, self-guided one-hour audio trail reveals the rich and often radical history of LGBTQ+ Cambridge. Explore the city’s long-forgotten queer spaces and places, guided by the memories of queer people and queer Cambridge writing by the likes of E.M. Forster, Edward Carpenter, and Ali Smith.

Further information and sources of support

  • Students:
  • Alumni: Alumni Group, LGBT+ Cambridge Alumni, aims to provide a personal and professional network for LGBT+ alumni.
  • Staff: The University established the LGBT+ Staff Network, which is open to staff from the University, Colleges and related institutions, following a consultation in 2006.
  • Research: In 2018, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched lgbtQ+@cam; this page provides an overview of their work, including links to events and research, as well as the University-wide Q+STEM network of STEM academics.
  • Community: Cambridge has a thriving LGBTQ+ community both at the university and in the wider city. This Queer Cambridge page provides a great summary of the University networks mentioned above and those in the city, including Cambridge Pride, Encompass Network and Dhiverse.