MCR LGBTQ+

Queens’ MCR has a growing LGBTQ+ community, with regular events organised by the two LGBTQ+ reps. The main purpose of our role is to foster a welcoming environment for MCR members who identify as LGBTQ+. This includes both providing welfare support and organising events, from afternoon teas and film evenings to club nights and pub crawls – there’s something for everyone. We treat all members of the community equally and respectfully, however you identify, and encourage allies to get involved too. We are also here to make sure you are aware of the welfare provisions offered both within college and the wider university, and to ensure that all LGBTQ+ views are represented in the MCR and the college in general.

Events for the current term can be found in the current termcard (see the menu on the right hand side), and you can subscribe to our email list at Lists at cam; (just log in with Raven and search for quen-mcr-lgbt). We use this to keep you up to date with LGBTQ+ news in college, and to publicise more impromptu events, so make sure you don’t miss out!

LGBTQ+ Representatives

Adam McDonagh

Alice Waterhouse

Hey! I’m Alice (she/her) and I’m a PhD student in maths at Queens’. Together with Adam, I’m here to serve our LGBTQ+ community in the MCR. Although we share the responsibility of the role, I am more focused on the welfare side of things, so don’t hesitate to contact me at the email address below with any questions or concerns!

Hi there, I’m Adam (he/him) and I’m an MPhil in Music Studies student at Queens’. Alice and I work hard together to create a welcoming and fun atmosphere for the LGBT+ community in the MCR. I mainly look after the events for the LGBTQ+ community, with lots of help from Alice and the MCR Committee. If you have any ideas of events and activities that you would like the LGBTQ+ community to get involved in, please feel free to contact me. Similarly, if you have any issues or concerns, you are more than welcome to contact me and/or Alice.

Useful Welfare Resources and Contacts

mcr-lgbt@queens.cam.ac.uk is the email address to reach us on – we can act as a contact point for anyone questioning their sexuality or wanting LGBTQ+-specific advice or support.

mcr-welfare@queens.cam.ac.uk is the welfare rep’s email, for more general welfare support.

This page contains information about welfare resources provided by the college, including college tutors, the college nurse, and the dedicated welfare team.

The students’ unions’ advice service provide confidential, independent and impartial support, advice and information. They are independent of the university, so they are particularly useful if you need to appeal a university or college decision, for example one relating to exam results.

Nightline is a support service operating every day during term between 7pm and 7am. They can listen to anything you want to talk about via phone or instant message, and will provide confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support.