Cardiff Students' Union plays a pivotal role in creating a welcoming space for all. With inclusivity at its heart, the Students' Union provides a platform for individuals to express themselves freely and engage in a wide range of activities that promote understanding, acceptance, and social cohesion through societies, clubs, and events throughout the year.
In February, we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month
, which is important to not only celebrate how far we have come as a society, but to also acknowledge the struggle and sacrifices of those who helped the community get where we are now. There is still a huge war ahead of us, but it is important to celebrate our community and all the progress that we have made.
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Student Advice - Student Advice is a free, confidential and independent service available for students of Cardiff University. We are independent of the University and our role is to give you impartial advice and guidance and help you understand the options available to you.
MindOut - MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Mind Out work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. Mind Out recognise that our communities are wonderfully diverse and welcome all LGBTQ+ people including those who identify as asexual, aromantic, pansexual, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid and intersex.
LGBT Foundation - LGBT Foundation are a national charity with LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing at the heart of everything they do. They celebrate and empower LGBTQ+ individuals and our diverse communities to realise their full potential, every day. They provide services and activities that give a lifeline to those in need, offering hope and support on their journey towards achieving their aspirations.
NHS - It might not be easy, but getting help with issues you're struggling to deal with on your own is one of the most important things you can do. Talking with a therapist who's trained to work with LGBTQ+ people may help with their issues.
The Queer Emporium - If you are struggling to find like-minded people who share the same views and passions as you, The Queer Emporium's Community Events are designed to be affordable, interactive, and small-scale. Most events run on a bi-weekly or monthly basis and include a queer women's reading group, dog walks, a communal play reading session, Speed Friendshipping and more!
Umbrella Cymru - If you’re looking for support, advice, guidance or training as a professional about anything relating to gender or sexual diversity, identity or equality – Umbrella Cymru have you covered.
Transaid Cymru - Trans Aid Cymru aims to help Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex (TIN) people through mutual aid support. The project is run by TIN people for TIN people, making it inclusive and understanding of the community needs.
South Wales Gay Men Chorus - South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus began life in February 2008 when Andrew Bulleyment decided a gay choir for the South Wales area was long overdue. Over the 14 years since the choir has been on a wild ride, becoming a recognised and respected part of the gay community in Cardiff and South Wales, attending numerous national and international festivals, and hosting one at the Hand in Hand LGBT Choral Festival in 2019.
Glitter Cymru - Glitter Cymru was set up in June 2016 as a monthly meet-up group for people who identify under the following two acronyms: BAME meaning Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ meaning Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans.
Bi Cymru - Bi Cymru/Wales aims to provide an all-Wales network to bring together bi people, people who think they may be bi, and people attracted to more than one gender from across Wales, tackling social isolation and providing peer support.
Safer Wales - For the last 20 years, Safer Wales have been working with victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, exploitation and hate crime.
Tai Pawb - Equality in housing matters because home is where everything starts. Poor housing reduces life chances. Tai Pawb work to enable all people to have equal chances by working with organisations to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty related to housing.
LGBTQ+ Media Recommendations
A timeline of LGBTQ+ History