Hi I'm Avery and I'm the LGBTQ+ Officer! As part of the Welfare team, a main aspect of my role is to ensure that students feel safe and comfortable in Robinson regarding their sexuality, gender etc. I host regular drop-in sessions which also operate as LGBT socials - recent highlights have included free hot beverages and cakes, a badge-maker, and a shameless recap of queer TikTok gossip. I am also in charge of the Gender Expression Fund here at Robinson, which reimburses students on gender-affirming related expenses such as gender-affirming clothing and GIC medical appointments during term time.
CUSU LGBT+ is the Cambridge University Students' Union Campaign for LGBT+ students at Cambridge. They seek to represent and support all students who self identify as LGBT+. www.lgbt.cusu.cam.ac.uk
GENDER EXPRESSION FUND
The RCSA has established a Gender Expression Fund for trans, non-binary, questioning, and gender non-conforming students to purchase items that they may need for their gender presentation including, but not limited to, binders, packers, wigs, breast forms, concealing underwear.
You can also be reimbursed for trips to and from Gender Identity Clinics for appointments during term time.
This is entirely confidential, and if you want to be reimbursed for a purchase, send me an email or message me on Facebook to give me the receipt. I will anonymise it, send it to the treasurer, and then reimburse you.
You can find the full motion here.