Jan 292021
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Jonathan Cooper

To celebrate LGBT History Month, the Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol is delighted to welcome Jonathan Cooper OBE, from Doughty Street Chambers, who will delve into queer history and explore the human rights of being queer.

Despite legal reforms, meaningful equality remains out of reach:

  • Trans identities are increasingly the subject of public and political debate
  • Measures to protect LGBT kids from bullying at school are under attack
  • A trans man cannot be registered as the father of the child he gave birth to
  • A gay man can be denied a service with a pro-gay marriage message and the law will provide a legal fiction to justify why that is OK.

Is gender the problem and not the solution? Do we need to end gender? What’s next for Queer Britain?

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Cheryl Morgan

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Sandra Duffy, and Jonathan will be joined in conversation by Cheryl Morgan of OutStories Bristol, and Dr Peter Dunne.

Thursday 11th February 2021, 5pm-6pm

The event will be online via Zoom.

For details and the Zoom link see https://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/events/2021/hric-seminar-.html.

University of Bristol