LGBT Event with Guest Speaker Ruth Hunt
We will be joined by Ruth Hunt, Chief Exec of Stonewall, who will provoke discussion, debate, and action. Ruth will talk to us about the work Stonewall do in order to support LGBT individuals to make change happen, both here and abroad. Please see full bio for Ruth further down on this page.
The RSA LGBT Creative and Cultural Network - leading cultural change and enriching society around diverse and inclusive LGBT issues via a lecture series, creative interventions, and networking events, while reducing stigma and stereotyping of LGBT people.
We will aim to work towards conditions for change: working with education, arts, and culture, as well as sports bodies and other workplaces (corporate, statutory, and public bodies) to enhance engagement of LGBT people and bring LGBT cultural issues to the forefront.
Places are free but please do book them at the top of this page.
Please arrive from 18:15 so there is enough time for registration and teas/coffees before we start.
Any questions, please contact the network lead Niranjan Kamatkar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Hunt is the Chief Executive of Stonewall. She was appointed in August 2014, having worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011. She has successfully led the development of the Stonewall’s groundbreaking policy, campaigns and research outputs, including its work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, effective interventions to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people and Stonewall’s acclaimed leadership development programmes.
Since taking on the leadership, Ruth has committed to bringing Stonewall even deeper into communities, engaging with groups from different ethnicities, religions and geographies – both in the UK and abroad.
She has also spearheaded Stonewall’s commitment to campaign for trans equality; a decision that will shape Stonewall’s work going forward. This historic move followed an extensive consultation with over 700 trans people and will see Stonewall use its platform and experience to help create real change for trans people.
Ruth attended St. Hilda’s College, Oxford where she studied English and was elected President of Oxford Student Union. Prior to Stonewall, Ruth worked at the Equality Challenge Unit where she led work advising Higher Education Institutions on sexual orientation and gender identity equality.
In 2015, Ruth was voted the third most influential LGBT person in Britain in the Independent’s Rainbow List. She received two honorary degrees in 2015, one from Cardiff University and the other from Keele University.