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LGBT History Month events at the Law Society

16 February 2017

LGBT History Month is an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. In the UK it takes place in February to coincide with the anniversary of the abolition of Section 28.

To mark LGBT History Month this year, we're holding the following free events in celebration of both LGBT history and future progress.

Celebrating LGBT History Month at the Law Society Wales Office

22 February from 17:30, The Law Society Wales Office, Cardiff

Join us to mark LGBT History Month and hear from two inspiring speakers: La-Chun Lindsay, managing director of GE Aviation Wales, and Jeremy Miles, assembly member. Find out more about being your authentic self at work and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The discussion will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

For more information and to reserve your place, please email Rhys Jones.

The 13th Stonewall Lecture: The law and trans people - pitfalls and potential

23 February, London

This year's lecture will be delivered by Helen Belcher, founder and trustee of Trans Media Watch and Liberal Democrats Candidate for Chippenham. You'll also hear from: Joe Egan, vice-president of the Law Society, Lord Cashman, and Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt. It will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967)

28 February, London

Marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, this panel event will focus on how the act has influenced attitudes in both the legal profession and in wider society since it came into force. You'll have the chance to meet members of the Law Society’s LGBT Division and other solicitors who share a passion for LGBT representation. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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