Sexuality, Equality and Local Governance

Past conferences & events

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2012 conferences/events

2011 conferences/events

2010 conferences/events

2009 conferences/events

2008 conferences/events

 

2012 conferences/events

ESRC Festival logoWorkshop: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities: Surviving Austerity

This workshop provided a forum for stakeholders, community activists, and service users to discuss current developments in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equalities field. It included presentations by key community organisations and introduced the recently published book Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Diane Richardson and Surya Monro, Palgrave MacMillan 2012). The workshop was funded by the ESRC as part of the Festival of Social Sciences.
Speakers:
• Alice Ashworth (Stonewall)
• Petra Davis (Bi.UK)
• Louis Bailey (Transgender Resource and Empowerment Centre – TREC)
• Professor Diane Richardson
• Dr Surya Monro

Date & Location: 6 November 2012, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Camden, London

2011 conferences/events

Rhetorics of Moderation: Politics, Religion and the Market , ESRC conference

Title: Faith-Sexuality Intersections and the Rhetorics of Tolerance: The case of LGBT equalities initiatives in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Authors:
Surya Monro and Diane Richardson
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
2011
Location:
University of Huddersfield
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Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Title: Intersectionality and Sexuality: The case of sexuality and transgender equalities work in UK local government

Authors:
Surya Monro and Diane Richardson
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
10-13 March 2011
Location:
Seattle, Washington (USA)
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Annual Association of American Geographers

Title: Public Duty and Private Prejudice

Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
12-16 April 2011
Location:
Seattle, Washington (USA)
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Annual Association of American Geographers

Title: 'New' Gendered and Sexual Politics for 'New' Equalities Landscapes?

Authors:
Diane Richarson
Type:
Invited Roundtable Discussant
Date:
12-16 April 2011
Location:
Seattle, Washington (USA)
 

Understanding the Social World

Title: Identity complexity, Intersectionality and Sexuality: A headache for policy makers?

Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson and Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
13-15 July 2011
Location:
Huddersfield
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2010 conferences/events

 

AHEAD Project Conference (Against Homophobia, European Local Administration Devices)

Title: Challenges for Anti-Homophobia Policies

Authors:
Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
14/15 October 2010
Location:
Barcelona
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Transforming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Lives: Activism and Research for Gender and Sexual Liberation

Title: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Equality at a Local Level: Where are we at? What Challenges await us?

Authors:
Surya Monro
Type:
Invited Keynote speech
Date:
15 September 2010
Location:
Brighton
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Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles and Responsibilities

Title: 'The only Lesbian in the Authority’ The role of LGBT champions in local authority equalities work in the UK

Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson and Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
7-9 September 2010
Location:
University of Huddersfield
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International BiRecon Conference

Title: Where are all the bisexuals? Bisexuality and local government equalities work in the UK

Authors:
Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
26 August 2010
Location:
University of East London
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Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging

Title: In the Name of Equality? The Limits to Sexual Citizenship

Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty, and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
30 June - 2 July 2010
Location:
Birkbeck Univesity, London, UK
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Gender, Work and Organization

Title: Organisational Change, Resistance, and Democracy: Findings from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities in Local Government project

Authors:
Surya Monro, Ann McNulty, and Diane Richardson
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
21-23 June 2010
Location:
Keele Univesity, Staffordshire, UK
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British Sociological Association Annual Conference

Title: ‘You could see people squirming in their seats’: Sexuality and its Discontents in UK Local Authorities

Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson and Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
7-9 April 2010
Location:
Glasgow
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Broadening Horizons: Sexuality, Equality and Diversity

Title: LGBT Equalities Work in Local Government: Changes and Challenges

Authors:
Diane Richardson, Surya Monro and Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
11 March 2010
Location:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Workshop: Broadening Horizons: Sexuality , Diversity and Equality in Local Government

Facilitator:
Ann McNulty
Type:
Workshop
Date:
April 2010
Location:
Antrim
Description:
Workshop organised by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the research team. Workshop was facilitated by Ann McNulty and Christine Stoll.


A Fair Share of the Future: Regional Conference for the East of England

Workshop to explore the new Equality Bill
Facilitator:
Ann McNulty
Type:
Workshop
Date:
February 2010
Location:
University of Manchester
Description:
Workshop participants discussed the research findings and shared examples of their own work. See 'Getting LGBT issues acknowledged in the Local Area Agreement' by David Fullman (published with permission).
 


Shifting Agendas: Political Studies Association (UK) Women and Politics International conference

Space and Sexuality in Intersection: The Case of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equalities Initiatives in UK Local Government
Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson & Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
19 February 2010
Location:
University of Manchester
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2009 conferences/events

2009 LGBT Health Summit

Title: Trans and Bisexuality: Developing Social Models of Health
Authors:
Surya Monro
Type:
Invited keynote speech
Date:
6th-7th October 2009
Location:
Gateshead
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2009 LGBT Health Summit

Title: From Alien Other to Worthy Citizens: Constituting LGBT Citizenship
Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
6th-7th October 2009
Location:
Gateshead
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European Sociological Association

Title: Head above the Parapet: Organisational Resistance and UK Sexualities Equalities Work
Authors:
Ann McNulty, Diane Richardson and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
3rd - 6th September 2009
Location:
Lisbon
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European Sociological Association

Title: In the Name of Equality: Sexuality and Social Change
Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
3rd - 6th September 2009
Location:
Lisbon
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Untying Development’s Straightjacket: Masculinities, Sexualities and Social Change

Title: Gender/sexual diversity and the conundrum of categorisation
Authors:
Surya Monro
Type:
Invited presentation
Date:
18-22 September, 2009
Location:
Cape Town
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Ninth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations

Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities Initiatives: The case of UK Local Government.
Authors:
Surya Monro, Ann McNulty, Diane Richardson
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
16th - 19th June 2009
Location:
Riga, Latvia
 
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Social Policy Association Conference: Policy Futures - Learning from the Past?

Paper: Mind the gap: putting sexualities equalities policy into practice in local government settings
Authors:
Ann McNulty, Diane Richardson, Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
29th June - 1st July 2009
Location:
University of Edinburgh
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Equality Opportunities International 2009 Conference

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Times of Crises

Title: Democracy, Complexity and Change: LGBT Equalities Initiatives in the UK
Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
15th -17th July 2009
Location:
Istanbul
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Every LGBT Youth Matters

Organised by the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Voluntary and Community Organisations
Authors:
Ann McNulty, Diane Richardson and Surya Monro
Type:
Invited presentation
Date:
24 April 2009
Location:
London
 
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Catch 21 - LGBT Every Youth Matters Conference Web link:
http://catch21.co.uk/vblog/2009/apr/lgbt-every-youth-matters-conference

 

Centre for Research into Diversity in the Professions Seminar

Presentation: The Pitfalls of Box ticking: Intersectionality and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities Work in the UK
Authors:
Surya Monro, Ann McNulty, Diane Richardson
Type:
Invited presentation
Date:
April 2009
Location:
Leeds Metropolitan University
 
 
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British Sociologial Association Annual Conference 2009

Paper: Rethinking Sexual Citizenship: Sexuality, Equality and Local Governance
Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty, Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
16-18th April 2009
Location:
City Hall, Cardiff
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Northern Deanery

Taking Liberties Workshop - Supporting Diversity: Conference for (Medical) Trainers and Trainees
Authors:
N/A
Type:
Workshop facilitation in partnership with North East Strategic Health Authority
Date:
27th March 2009
Location:
Gateshead Marriott Hotel

 

Contribution to LGB Research Day

Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
 
Date:
17th March 2009
Location:
Manchester

 

Equality North East 'NEtworking for Change' Event, organised by LGB and Transgender North East

Sexualities Equalities Initiatives in Local Government
Authors:
Diane Richardson, Ann McNulty and Surya Monro
Type:
Invited presentation
Date:
5th March 2009
Location:
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle University Diversity Week 2009

Workshop: Inclusive Communities? ESRC Sexualities Equalities Research Project
Authors:
Diane Richardson and Ann McNulty
Date:
4th March 2009
Location:
Research Beehive, Newcastle University
 
 
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2008 conferences/events

Contribution to LGB Seminar 1, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Date: 27th November 2008

Contribution to LGB Research Conference Steering Group, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Date: 27th November 2008

 

CRESC Conference 2008 - Cultural Citizenship

'Normal gays, good citizens?': exploring the everyday practices of LGBT equalities work in local government
Authors:
Michaela Fay, Diane Richardson, and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Event:
CRESC Conference 2008, Cultural Citizenship
Date:
3-5 September 2008
Location:
Oxford
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Bi ReCon 2008

Sexualities Equalities Initiatives in Local Government Project: Initial Findings
Authors:
Surya Monro, Michaela Fay, and Diane Richardson
Type:
Invited presentation
Date:
28 August 2008
Location:
University of Leicester

Contibution to Sexual Orientation Roundtable, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Author:
Surya Monro
Date:
10 April 2008

Flexible Bodies, Transgressive Genders workshop

'As long as it's fair': LGBT equalities, democracy and local governance
Authors:
Michaela Fay, Diane Richardson, Surya Monro
Type:
Paper
Date:
3-4 April 2008
Location:
Humboldt University, Berlin

British Sociological Associated Annual Conference 2008- Social Worlds Natural Worlds

Naturalising Difference; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities Initiatives in Local Government
Authors:
Diane Richardson, Michaela Fay and Surya Monro
Type:
Paper presentation
Date:
28-30 March 2008
Location:
University of Warwick
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AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality

Engaging Complexities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equalities Initiatives and Local Democracy in the UK
Authors:
Surya Monro, Diane Richardson, and Michaela Fay
Type:
Invited seminar
Date:
27 February 2008
Location:
University of Kent
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