Transforming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Lives:
Activism and Research for
Gender and Sexual Liberation
Count Me In Too and the Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network (BSSN) co-hosted the Transforming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Lives conference on 15th September 2010 at Jurys Inn, Brighton
This conference involved over 120 people from across Sussex and the rest of the UK and focused on ways forward in transforming LGBT lives. In keeping with the spirit of Count Me In Too, the even brought together activists, interested LGBT people, academics, policy makers and services.
The Count Me In Too Research Team, the Brighton & Sussex Sexualities Network committee and a working group of volunteers successfully put together an exciting and diverse programme of speakers, presentations, workshops, plenaries and keynotes. You can download the timetable of the conference here.
The conference featured a diverse range of papers and presentations and below you will find links to a selection of these. Count Me In Too would like to thank all the speakers and participants for their involvement in the conference.
Feel free to download the presentations but please remember that the copyright for this material lies with the speaker identified in each presentation. We kindly ask that you contact the speaker for permission should you wish to quote or use any part of their presentation.
Download Emma Reed ( Government Equalities Office) presentation on LBGT Policy and the Equality Act.
Download Nicki Ward's (University of Birmingham) presentation on 'care' in LGBT communities.
Download Clare McEwan's presentation on Lesbian and Bi Women's Sexual Health.
Download Loveday Hodon's (University of Leicester) presentation on the European Court of Human Rights and LGBT people.
Count Me In Too also produced a short video of the conference, which will be uploaded to this site shortly.
In the meantime you can download an article that reports on the conference, and which appeared in the November 2010 edition of GScene.
Organising the Transforming LGBT Lives Conference
In keeping with the project's ethos of sharing good practice, knowledge and experience, Count Me In Too will shortly publish a report on the conference on this site. In the meantime, the information below shows how the action team approached the challenge of involving activists, community groups, academics and service providers. Feel free to download these invitations to participate.
Download our invitiation to community groups and individuals
Download our invitation to academic researchers
Download our invitiation to service providers
Read our statement of inclusivity
The Brighton & Sussex Sexualities Network is an ongoing network of researchers based in the Sussex region. If you would like more information on the network's activities, or you would like to join the network, please send an email to