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Sexuality, Gender Identity and Belief: The Leicester Approach
Wed 16 November 2016, 10:30 – 15:00 GMT
In partnership with St Philip’s Centre, and funded by Leicester City Council’s Community Engagement Fund, Trade Sexual Health will be running a series of engagement activities to provide open discussions between faith communities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities of Leicester.
This initial awareness raising seminar will introduce the project, giving a background on what we are proposing to do and research which has sparked our inspiration for this project. There will also be an opportunity to hear stories from LGB&T people of faith, and their journeys and struggles of reconciling their sexuality, gender identity and faith, as well as participate in the next stages of the project.
Following this event, there will be a series of closed shared conversations between community faith leaders, faith community change-makers and LGB&T individuals in order to gather information and action the best methods to understand and support LGB&T people of faith and to increase resilience between faith communities and LGB&T communities.
Places for this event are limited, so if you are passionate about making positive steps towards change, then please sign up. Don't worry if you cannot make this event but still want to be a part of the project. There will be further opportunities to get involved.
The kind of people we are looking for to attend this event are:
- faith community leaders
- members of faith communities or congregations
- lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of faith
- faith and chaplaincy services and organisations, including committee members, other members and volunteers
- changemakers who feel passionate about issues around sexuality, gender identity and/or belief/religion.
The lecture theatre and breakout spaces which we will be using throughout the day will be designated safe spaces. All delegates and speakers attending this event should be free from intimidation or harassment, resulting from prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital or maternity/paternity status, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, trans status, socio-economic status, or ideology or culure, or any other form of distinction. Trade Sexual Health and St Philip's Centre will ensure as greatly as possible the safety of all delegates and speakers. This will be further emphasised throughout the event.