• Time: 12:00 - 14:00
  • Date: Friday 11 October 2019
  • Location: Business School, Maurice Keyworth SR (1.09)
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Networking and staff groups
  • Open to: Staff only
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The LGBT+ parenting event is designed for colleagues to find out more about LGBT+ parenting in a supportive and queer-friendly space. Vegan refreshments will be provided.

Come along to a University of Leeds LGBT+ network parenting information and networking session!

Are you…

  • an LGBT+ parent?
  • an LGBT+ person thinking about building a family?
  • confused about what rights and entitlements LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds?
  • concerned about coming out as an LGBT+ parent at the University of Leeds?
  • Interested in learning more about how you can support your LGBT+ parent colleagues at the University of Leeds?

The LGBT+ parenting event is designed for colleagues to find out more about LGBT+ parenting in a supportive and queer-friendly space.

Please note: this event will discuss topics that some participants may find personal, intimate or challenging.

The LGBT+ network is working with the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service to create a supportive, safe environment at the event.

Event programme:

  1. What rights and entitlements do LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds? Presentation by James Willmoth on the support offered by HR. 
  2. LBGT+ parents at the University of Leeds. Perspectives from Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service, and from LGBT+ parents from across the University who will share their personal experiences, including fertility treatment, adoption, parenting a non-binary child, and coming out after having a child. 
  3. Networking and facilitated group discussion.
  4. Feedback: How can the University of Leeds better support LBGT+ parents? How can we build a support network? What other lessons can we take from today? 

Vegan refreshments will be provided.

Please get in touch with Helen Finch (H.C.Finch@leeds.ac.uk) or Heather Swinsco (H.Swinsco@leeds.ac.uk) with any queries, or to let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Attendance is free but please RSVP on Eventbrite

Download our event poster