Join in to hear stories of LGBTQ+ families and useful parenting tips. We will also explore how educating children in school can help promote acceptance at a young age.
We will also discuss how COVID-19 is causing increased tension for LGBTQ+ co-parents across the globe, as they contend with child arrangements such as contact and home-schooling whilst managing work issues and financial security.
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SCHOOLS OUT UKI am Professor Emeritus of the Harvey Milk Institute, the founder of LGBT History Month UK and the website The Classroom which has over 100 lesson plans that usulaise LGBT people, issues and concepts across the curriculum, for all ages and adheres to the national curriculum. My passion is to educate OUT prejudice and enable LGBT+ people in all their diversity to be visible safe and proud. I am an out and proud lesbian activist who been around for over 40 years! I am the chair of Schools OUT UK a charity that organises LGBT+ History Month UK, The Classroom and the international LGBT History Festival OUTing the Past. I am also a member of the Independent Advisory Group to the Government on Hate Crime.
MKryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSWLeading LGBT Expert
ThisIsKryss.comNamed by The New York Times and many national and international platforms as America's go-to Leading LGBT Expert, Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW (she/her) has 25+ years of experience guiding the world's top leaders in business, education, and community via individual, small group, and full-staff trainings. She is known for making each organization's specific Diversity and Inclusion needs become more manageable, approachable, and actionable. This includes physical spaces, hiring practices, policies/procedures, and more. Kryss has two Master’s degrees, two licenses to practice mental healthcare, and she is currently working toward her PhD while shaping the minds of learners as a Lecturer at Columbia University and an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University. She is also the author of "The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion," the first book of its kind to guide educators, administrators, and school staff to become able and empowered to make their schools more LGBT+ inclusive.
MChloë DaviesHead of Social Impact
Lucky GeneralsChloe Davies is a proud bisexual woman, mother of two, a creative, global inclusion & belonging consultant, chef and entrepreneur. Her work sees her campaigning for inclusion and equality in social spaces, corporate organisations and the wider community. She spent over 15 years working in retail, artist management and PR before starting her own catering company in 2015. In September 2021 she took on the role of Head of Social Impact for Lucky Generals – the creative company for people on a mission. Where she will be responsible, in conjunction with management, for setting the company’s social impact goals and ensuring that they are met in the most effective and creative ways possible. The role will be focused on building a sustainable, diverse and inclusive company culture and output. Before this Chloe spent over two years working for Mygwork - The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT+ students, graduates, professionals and organisations who believe in true workplace equality. As Head of Training & Engagement (Public & Community) she oversaw necessary internal and external conversations surrounding LGBT+ inclusion, training and external consultation. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Head of Finance & Governance, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to help shape the future of UK Black Pride. She is the Head of Relations for the London Queer Fashion Show - An annual showcase of fashion, identity, and expression, a Trustee for the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre and an Ambassador for Mental Health First Aid England. She describes herself as a mental health survivor, openly discussing her own journey with depression and mental health and advocates on usualising these conversations both in and outside of the workplace and starred alongside Denise Welch in ‘Depression & Me’ – a short film produced by Mental Health First England which shines a light on lived experience of depression and recovery. In all of her work, which takes Chloe around the globe, she aims to further connect those within the community while educating allies to continue disrupting and push for increased visibility, understanding and appreciation of the communities she works to serve. In July 2021, Chloe was shortlisted out of 52,000 nominees for The National Diversity Awards – Positive Role Model of the Year – LGBT. The ceremony will be held on the 4th February 2022.
MLaura-Rose ThorogoodFounder/ Strategic Account Director
THE LGBT Mummies Tribe / REDBOX GROUPMy name is Laura-Rose & I am a Strategic Account Director for REDBOX GROUP a BCORP certified supplies business & I manage UK wide multi-cited client accounts & new business . I am also Founder of 'The LGBT Mummies Tribe' . a global organization who’s sole purpose is to ‘Educate, Share, & Celebrate’ LGBT+ women & people worldwide on the path to motherhood or parenthood. We act as a central point of support & a safe haven through providing information, guidance & knowledge on the available routes to starting a family through our website & social channels. From educational resources, support groups & services, information on charities, LGBT+ brands, & sharing your journeys with our community to our annual UK ‘Meets’ where families come together to celebrate our community, make friends & share their experiences. Whether you are thinking of starting a family or have children already by fertility treatment, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, as a single parent, co-parent or a step parent, all are welcome. We are passionate about equality are currently in talks with the Government, work directly with the NHSE/I, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives & other UK governing bodies& organizations. We work with them to bring policy change & support to ensure equality & inclusivity to LGBT+ people & their children through fertility, healthcare & associated services. I am also a Stakeholder on the NHS Maternity Transformation Council for Better Births, the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists ‘Women’s Voices Involvement Panel’, Mid & South Essex Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership Co-Vice Chair, RCOG NMPA Women & Families Involvement Group, providing my knowledge & experience of the LGBT+ community we support & also my own lived experience. I am regularly asked to present or train organizations in how to be inclusive & support LGBT+ people & their families across maternity, healthcare & society. My wife & I are also Ambassadors for The Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health supporting LGBT+ parents through their fertility treatment at the clinic. We have worked with Stonewall as part of their 30th Anniversary campaign & have also been personally invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister & have had multiple articles & interviews published about the work we do. We also partner with worldwide clinics, sperm banks & other organizations to provide education & information to our community. Of late we have partnered or worked with the Met Police, GLAAD, Tommy's, Philips (globally), Pregnancy+ App, Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Silver Cross, Tommee Tippee. I also work as a Speaker & writer & have presented & spoken at events, summits & meetings for many of the above organizations, an regularly am invited to speak on podcasts & interviewed for media outlets & write articles for organizations regarding the work we do & our lived experience, our expertise. We work tirelessly to inspire LGBT+ women & people on their quest to motherhood or parenthood, whilst working to ‘usualize’ our families in the media & creating a more inclusive future for our children, by providing visibility of our families, creating change & equality.
MAnn Marie DochertyDeputy Centre Director
JLLI am the Deputy Centre Director, for JLL managing a large shopping centre on the south coast of England, main responsibilities are for security, cleaning, health & safety, staff welfare, budgets and budget setting and the day to day running of the shopping centre. JLL have been hugely supportive of me both in my professional life and in my personnel life. I am originally from Glasgow, I visited Brighton for the weekend, and never left, that was 26years ago, I fell in love with the cosmopolitan life style, the ability to live my life as who I am, and not having to hide my sexuality was and still is liberating, not forgetting the much better weather.
MNatasha WalkerSenior Pricing Analyst
RS ComponentsI have worked with RS for 16 years in various roles through Customer Service to Product Management and now my current role, Senior Pricing Analyst. I have been pricing in RS for 8 years, and to date I am responsible for the Connectors portfolio that RS offer.