Date: Saturday 1st November 2014, 10am – 5pm. (Registration from 9.30am)
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.
LGCM was a founding member of the Cutting Edge Consortium whose aim is to eliminate faith based homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This conference, called ‘Equality and Religious Freedom in a Changing World’ brings together a diversity of activists campaigning for this end. Please check their website for the latest news about the conference.
Purchase tickets online at ticket Source page (please note a small booking fee will apply). For manual bookings, please email them on email@example.com or call 07944657841.
Please note that we will only have a very limited number of tickets available on the day. You are therefore advised to book in advance.
Ticket Prices (including lunch & refreshments during the day):
Individual (waged): £25
Individual (unwaged): £15
Delegate (local & small organisations): £50
Delegate (national organisations & corporate): £100
Speakers will include:
Michael Cashman MEP, Tina Beardsley, Peter Tatchell, Savi Hensman, Symon Hill, Linda Bellos and representatives from Nigerian and Ugandan LGBT groups, academics including Professor Gerard Loughlin & Dr Susanah Cornwell, Andrew Copson from the BHA (British Humanist Association), Wes Streeting, Liz Barker, trade unionists Sally Brett TUC, Julia Neal ATL (Association of Teachers and Lecturers), Paul Penny RMT (Rainbow Fund), Danny Rich from Liberal Judaism, Sharon Ferguson from LGCM and representatives from SARBAT, Rainbow Jews, Inclusive Church, Muslims for a Secular Society, and other faith and belief groups.
Please note that we will be holding a Samhain Celebration as part of the conference for those who wish to participate.
There will be two plenary sessions, one focusing on the international context of faith based homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and the other focusing on the changing nature of LGBT activism in the UK. We will also have a panel session on the current political situation for LGBT rights in the UK and worldwide.
Workshop discussions will also be held on a variety of topics including:
~ Religious Accomodation – goods and services ~ Religous Accomodation – education ~ Involving Young people in activism ~ Spirituality, Gender, Sexuality ~ What model of activism – community organising? solidarity? ~ Activism and Well being ~ Organising LGBT solidarity – in Europe and beyond ~ Intersex issues ~ Deconstructing complimentarity/a theology of marriage ~ Spirituality and Sexuality ~ Celibacy/Monogamy/Polyamory/The future of Civil Partnerships ~ Feminism and Binary Gender ~ Bisexual Caucus ~