LGBTQ+ Panel

  • Event Start: 2nd November 2020, 8:00pm
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Breaking Boundaries : LGBTQ+ Equality in Modern Britain

When the UK legalised same-sex marriage in 2013, many felt that the ‘final step’ towards LGBTQ+ equality had been achieved.  Indeed, in the years since, most consider LGBTQ+ rights to have become a settled issue.  Yet many argue that the goalposts have simply moved, as popular representation remains limited, conversion therapy persists, and trans people find themselves at the heart of a vicious culture war.  At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement has reminded the world of the importance of true intersectionality in civil rights movements.  Amid all this, we are examining what boundaries LGBTQ+ people face in the UK today.  Has equality been achieved?  Or does this assumption overlook the experiences of the most marginalised members of the community?

Speakers:

  • Jamie Windust  :  Non-binary writer, public speaker, and activist.  Their debut book, In Their Shoes, will be published in October
  • Kayza Rose  :  Artistic director, filmmaker, and activist.  She leads external events at UK Black Pride and is the creator of Family Dinner
  • Reeta Loi  :  Activist, writer and musician.  She is the CEO of Gaysians, an organisation which brings together British Asian LGBTQ+ people

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, admittance to this event will be strictly to those who have pre-registered for the event on FIXR