Transforming Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans Lives: an inclusive conference
Our conference will not be a traditional academic conference. We want to be inclusive, to hear from a really broad range of people.
We hope to attract participants, observers, speakers and presenters from all across the LGBT community, everywhere we are - not just in academia but in activism, in public work, in education, in services, in relationships and in business. If you have an interest in promoting gender and sexual liberation, we want to hear from you.
We have three main aims for our inclusive conference: we want it to be diverse, safe and welcoming.
A diverse conference
We use the term ‘LGBT’ partly because it's political - it's the term we tend to use when talking about our rights, and it's also the term most public bodies use to describe us. But it's not always the term we use to describe ourselves, so don't worry if you don't feel it fits.
We welcome people of all sexual and gender identities: queer, intersex, poly, straight and more. We’re also interested in hearing from people who are unsure about their identity, people with lots of different sexual and gender identities, and people who see their identities as more fluid.
A safe conference
We want people to feel safe at our conference, no matter what their age, race, ethnicity, disability, employment, caring responsibilities, religion or beliefs. So we won’t be demanding that participants talk about their identities, but of course you can discuss them on the day if you want. We do plan on carrying out confidential, anonymous monitoring, but there’s no need to give us this information if you don’t want to.
A welcoming conference
We hope that whatever your identity, you’ll feel welcome in the space we’re creating, and you'll find discussions that relate to you. If you’d like to ask questions or make suggestions about what you’ll need to feel comfortable, please visit our Facebook page and participate in discussions, or email us confidentially at .