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Across the Life Course: Looking at LGBTQ Lives

  • University of Hertfordshire Hatfield (map)
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Speakers include:  
• Prof. Kathryn Almack, Professor of Health, Young People and Family Lives (University of Hertfordshire) presenting an overview of research relating to older LGBTQ people
• Dr Joanna Semlyen, Lecturer in Psychology/Medical Education, University of East Anglia • A conversation between generations: Chaired by Jane Traies, author and oral historian. Facilitating questions and discussion about the different experiences of different generations of LGBTQ people. 

This Master Class is aimed at raising and improving awareness of specific issues facing LGBT people across their life course and the importance of addressing these issues. 
Despite legislative reform and positive action from many professional bodies, research identifies that significant barriers remain for LGBTQ people of all ages in accessing services, including health and social care. We still live in a society which generally assumes that everyone is heterosexual and has a fixed gender identity. This can make some LGBTQ people feel excluded or isolated, unsure about disclosing important aspects of their identity. 
All professionals will work with numerous LGBTQ individuals at some point, either knowingly or not. There is a need for increased understanding about inequalities in service uptake and the barriers faced by LGBTQ clients. Addressing these will create service environments which are safe and open to everyone and support improved health and wellbeing across the life course for LGBTQ people.

This event is free for all relevant professionals working in Hertfordshire, whether statutory, private or voluntary sector. 
This session is aimed at LGBTQ people and those who work with them, professionals and organisations that work with young people (such as educators, community workers), or work with older people (such as Age UK).  This session will also be beneficial for commissioners of services, policy makers and health & social care practitioners. 

Registration
To register, or to find further information  please visit the Eventbrite page (password: publichealth123)  

Please direct any queries regarding this event to publichealth@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Earlier Event: October 9
Stevenage Area Forum