Equality activities and events

Welcome to LGBTQ+ History Month. 

We have a selection of interesting recommendations and resources listed below. 

This year South Cambridgeshire District Council have partnered with Encompass Network to provide two additional pages on Encompass Network’s website: LGBTQ+ Businesses in Cambridgeshire (a place to find information about local LGBTQ+ businesses that you may wish to frequent); and LGBTQ+ Stories (a place for local members of the LGBTQ+ community to publish their stories anonymously for others to read).

There is also a fantastic events listing on the website, with information about everything from a webinar with Shon Faye (author of ‘The Transgender Issue’), to ADC Theatre productions including ‘Rent’, ‘My Dad wears a dress’ and ‘Equus’, to ‘Queer Valentines’, the Kite Trust’s annual fundraising variety show.

There are also virtual events happening across the Cambridgeshire such as  QTI Coalition of Colour: Gender and Media Storyboarding (Zoom) and University of Cambridge’s Department of Archaeology ‘Queer(y)ing The Past (Zoom)



  1. Single all the way (Netflix)
  2. Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's dead Aunt) (Prime)
  3. My days of mercy (Prime)


  1. Circus of books (Netflix)
  2. Pray Away (Netflix)


History is Gay - Apple podcast and Google Play


Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? Jeanette Winterson (In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival. This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true)

Rainbow Milk - Paul Mendez (Rainbow Milk is an intersectional coming-of-age story, following nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of a Jehovah's Witness upbringing and the legacies of the Windrush generation.)




Disability History Month 2021 graphic

Welcome to Disability History Month. An annual heritage month to celebrate the lives of disabled persons both present and past, but also to document the continued struggle for equality in life and legislation.

Disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, as a physical or mental impairment that ha a substantial or long term (negative) effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. To find out more about the Equality Act 2010 please refer to official government legislation.

Do you need support? Maybe a friend or family member needs support.Take a look at our webinar with Papworth Trust about what support is available.


Watch the week 3 webinar covered the history of disability and Papworth Trust with Jason Gosling, Community Connections Manager at the Papworth Trust. 


Have you ever wondered what it means to be a Disability Confident Employer? Would you like to learn more about being a Disability Confident Employer? The session with Una Davies MIEP, Deputy Director of Operations at Papworth Trust, provided information for employers and employees about creating a more disability confident work environment. 

Disability Confident Scheme slides 2nd December 2021 [PDF]

Do you ever feel unsure what to say and do around someone with a disability? Are you worried you are saying the wrong thing? Perhaps you have a disability and wish people were better at interacting with you. Get back to basics with our Zoom webinar on Disability Etiquette, with Una Davis MIEP, Deputy Director of Operations at Papworth Trust. 

Black History Month - October 2021

 Black History Month October 2021 main artwork

The Council marked Black History Month in 2021 in partnership with Cambridge City Council, with the support of a range of individuals and community groups, to help colleagues and residents learn more about Black history and culture. Find videos of the events we ran on our YouTube channel.

You can also find content on Capturing Cambridge.


LGBTQ+ History Month - February 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month takes place during February, and in 2021 we hosted a number of live events and shared some recommended reading and watching.

Thank you to Encompass for partnering with us and helping us to welcome voices from within the LGBTQ+ community. Please note that, as with any external speakers, there may be some opinions expressed that are not necessarily held by the Council.




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