Following this month’s International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), Midland LGBT will be putting on an event on Friday 4th June 2010 to explore laws and attitudes to LGBT people around the world.
This event will be particularly relevant to anyone planning to travel outside of the UK for business or pleasure purposes in the near or medium term future. We will be showcasing an online tool, which is free for anyone to access, that helps LGBT people and their employers to know what they can expect from the local social, political and legal environment when they arrive to visit, live or work in a given foreign country.
The event is kindly hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers at their Birmingham Office:
19 Cornwall Street
The event will kick off at 4:30pm – please arrive any time from 4pm. The agenda and speakers will be as follows:
• Introduction – Simon Langley, Chair of Midland LGBT
Why international attitudes and issues are relevant to Midland LGBT
• What is ILGA? – Jackie Lewis, ILGA Board Member
A background on the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association, and what they can do for you
• Demonstration of the ILGA website – Kat Gregg, Midland LGBT / BT Kaleidoscope
An interactive website, developed with BT, showing laws and attitudes towards the LGBT & I spectrum around the world
• Personal perspective – Ian Arnot (BT), and Simon Fillery (Barclays)
Some of our LGBT colleagues share their experiences of working abroad
• Networking and refreshments
Wine and nibbles available from 6pm
This event is charged at (a very reasonable!) £10.00 for standard members, and £5.00 for Gold Members (including the employees of Corporate members). This includes refreshments following the presentations. places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first served basis.
You can register to attend through the events page on http://www.midlandlgbt.org. If you are logged in as a Gold Member you will automatically be offered a ticket at the discounted price. To purchase Gold Membership please visit subscription management.
If you have any queries about the event, please contact email@example.com