Changing the Future by Understanding the Past - the evolution of queer rights
Event Details

LGBTQ+ people have existed since as far back as we can chronicle. Sadly, equal measures and steps towards equality have been relatively recent for LGBTQ+ people. In addition, LGBTQ+ rights continue, to a large degree, to be part of western culture rather than worldwide; acceptance being limited on an international scale. This seminar will provide an overview of the history of LGBTQ+ rights, looking at legal and systemic prejudices which have held the queer community back and continue to do so today. The seminar will explore the dangers to the queer community and why certain measures are now considered pivotal to ensuring that LGBTQ+ people are respected and protected in our work as lawyers, judges and academics.

The talk will be given by Reagan Persaud, a family law barrister and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Reagan is also a Deputy District Judge and is now the only trans Judge in England and Wales. Much of Reagan’s professional work and personal interests lie in promoting equality and diversity measures for under-represented groups. Reagan carries out extensive work towards improving the legal system and the way justice is administered for marginalised communities by focusing on systemic injustices and measures that can be taken to improve the way people are treated.

Followed by a question and answer session, and then the opportunity for informal discussion at a reception afterwards.

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Start Date: 7th November 2024 at 6:00 pm


End Date: 7th November 2024 at 7:00 pm


Online and in person from The Inner Temple


Event Manager
Mr David Miller
020 7797 8209

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