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International day against homophobia and transphobia (IDAHO)

Lunchtime talk and discussion

International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is fixed on 17 th May to commemorate the World Health Organisation's decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. To commemorate this year's IDAHO, Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council, will be giving a talk and leading a discussion about the LGBT movement to date.

'The suffragettes won the vote and closed up shop.
The French and Americans won their revolutions and turned their swords into ploughshares and Pontiacs.
The LGBT movement has won (almost) equal civil rights in Britain. What's still to be afraid of? Is our  fear bigger than their hate?
Why have such big changes left issues unresolved? Do our fears have to be faced afresh in each generation?
Don't expect a learned lecture. This will be personal, non-academic and probably as dated as the speaker. More questions than answers, but a few of those too: a couple from me and the rest from the rest of you.
Discuss. Please.'

Participants:
This event is free and open to all so please join us for what promises to be an insightful and challenging debate.

Date, Time and Venue:
Thursday, 17 th May 2012, 1-2pm, Malet Place Engineering - room 1.02

A map can be found here.

Contact:
For more information please contact Fiona Addison, Co-Chair UCL LGBT Equality Group & Out@UCL: f.addison@ucl.ac.uk

Evening event

Camden LGBT Forum in partnership with UCL presents:

'Education: Taking the LGBT Out of School?'

An evening of presentations, discussions and short film excerpts exploring the reality of homophobia in schools nationally and internationally.

Speakers: Dr Mark McCormack is Lecturer in School of Sport and Education at Brunel University. His research interests include construction of masculinities and sexualities, gendered behaviors and educational experiences of LGBT youth.

Tony Fenwick is an English teacher in Hertfordshire, co-chair of Schools OUT and LGBT History Month.

Other speakers TBC.

Date, Time and Venue:
Thursday, 17th May 2012, 6-9pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, (B40)

For more information contact Camden LGBT Forum at 020 7388 5720 or forum.admin@camdenlgbtforum.org.uk

 

 

Last updated: 17th May 2012