The JPC provides a Gender Expression Fund, currently standing at £150 per academic year, to reimburse students who purchase gender-affirming items to make them more comfortable with their gender presentation. This includes, but is not limited to: binders, packers, concealing underwear, wigs and breast-forms. Students can apply directly for up to £40 reimbursement, with more money available through a further application process.
This fund exists to make gender-affirming items accessible to students who may not otherwise have the means to purchase them, especially since many such items are manufactured overseas and have high delivery costs. Pembroke is an inclusive and supportive environment, and this fund is in place to ensure that everyone who studies at Pembroke is free to explore their gender identity and expression.
The LGBT+ Officer will submit the receipt of purchase to the treasurer, with the name obscured, for a refund. The LGBT+ Officer will be sent the money and will then refund you. They will then provide the Treasurer with proof of the repayment. This money is guaranteed, assuming there are available funds, and the money is spent on gender-affirming products. These include, but are not limited to wigs, packers, binders, concealing underwear and breast-forms. If you wish to apply for more funding, you must contact the LGBT+ Officer directly with your application, who will then raise it anonymously with the JPC to confirm/deny your application.
Before applying and/or purchasing items, please read the guides to safe binding and tucking that are linked on this page below.
Then use this google form.
The Cambridge SU LGBT+ campaign website can be found here. You can also follow the campaign on social media although these links might change as CUSU switches to SU.
The University guidance on reporting harassment and sexual misconduct can be found here.
The iCaSH Sexual Health Clinic, Cambridgeshire website can be found here.
Healthline have a large number of resources on trans health and wellness.
This is a guide to safe binding practice (concealing breasts).
Gendered Intelligence: trans-led charity working in the UK.
Transwiki: A database of support for trans/nb people across the UK.
LGBT+ Safe Sex Guides from the LGBT foundation. The charity is based in Manchester so some of the other resources might be less applicable.
Here is a onelove article on sex education.
BAME LGBT+ Inclusivity: a document from GIRES.
ILGA WORLD: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
UKLGIG: Support for LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system
IGLYO: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation
gal-dem Queeries: QTIBPOC agony aunt