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LGBT+ History Month

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month and the activities and events the University has planned …


February is LGBT+ History Month, and 2016’s theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy: A Leap of Faith. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are also Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Agnostics and Atheists, and we need to make the LGBT+ Community, in all its diversity, visible and safe. The University has lots of events and activities planned to take place over the month, and these are open to all students and staff (plus friends and family!).


Here’s our latest LGBT+ blog posts:

Details of upcoming LGBT events …


1st February: Rainbow Bridge Coffee Morning

Rainbow Bridge is a specialised LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Service. The Coffee Morning will mark Holocaust Memorial Day and LGBT+ History Month by looking at LGBT+ people’s experience of the Holocaust;

11am – 1pm, The Cardiff Story Museum, The Hayes, Cardiff.
1st February: Religion, Belief and Philosophy on Screen

A film showing, in conjunction with Pride Cymru and the Iris Prize Festival;

7pm, Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff.


8th February:  Faith in Coming Out

A panel discussion with guest speakers;

6pm, Main Building Council Chamber, Park Place, Cardiff.

Click here to book your place


17th February:  Lunchtime seminar with Canon Jeremy Pemberton

Jeremy has recently been through an employment tribunal in relation to taking up a post as a hospital chaplain after marrying his same-sex partner;

12.30 – 13.30pm, Room 0.01, Psychology Tower Building, Park Place, Cardiff.

Click here to book your place


22 February:  Ruth Hunt Talk and Q&A Session

Ruth Hunt is Chief Executive of Stonewall, an organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBT+ people to be themselves. Ruth will be talking and taking questions about her career and her own experiences of being a lesbian and catholic.

5.30pm: Refreshments and Networking; 6pm: Talk and Q&A;

Hadyn Ellis Building Lecture Theatre, Cardiff.

Click here to book your place


29th February:  Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, “Screaming Queens and Perverted Emperors: Sexuality and the Religious Epic in 1930s Hollywood” 

This talk will focus on Hollywood movies, specifically bible epics and gay identities in America in the 1930’s;

6pm, Main Building Council Chamber, Park Place, Cardiff.

Click here to book your place


LGBT History Month Events Calendar details all events during the month.

Look out for the flying Rainbow Flag

As in previous years, we will also be flying the Rainbow Flag above the Main Building for the month of February, and we would love you to share with us your photos of/with the flag.

If you are using Facebook

  1. Like studentlifecu
  2. Then share your photo with us, or tag @studentlifecu

If you are using Twitter

  1. Follow  @studentlifecu
  2. Tweet your photo, and tag in @studentlifecu



Support for the LGBT Community

Rainbow Bridge – If you ever feel you have been a victim of domestic abuse or any other hate crime, it’s important to know where to turn. Victim Support recently launched Rainbow Bridge, a new specialist serviced in Cardiff and The Vale to support victims of domestic abuse from the LGBT+ community. The service offers confidential emotional support and practical information. For victim support call 0300 3031 982 or email:

Mind Out This is a great mental health service that is run by and for the LGBT community. They welcome enquiries about mental help and can help you find the support you need. To contact Mind Out either call 02920 39 51 23 or email:

Student Support – The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Team will also be offering, from 23rd February onwards, Rainbow Bridge one-to-one support for LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse, on Tuesday evenings between 5.30pm & 7.30pm.

Contacting Counselling, Health & Wellbeing

Please Watch our video to ‘meet’ us online. All members of our team are people who will listen to you non-judgmentally, in a safe and confidential space. Whatever it is you need help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us – you can access our Wellbeing Walk-In daily drop-in Service from Monday-Friday 3-3:45pm for a non-bookable, 10-15 minutes appointment to have an initial chat with us at 50 Park Place or, alternatively, please refer into our service by completing our referral questionnaire.
If you are worried about your health, we strongly advise you to make a GP appointment to discuss this. If you do not already have a GP in Cardiff, please contact Park Place Surgery.

Best wishes

Jo, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team

Your Student Life, Supported.

The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.

The Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus.

For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.




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