John Lloyd was elected Chairperson on London Irish LGBT Network at our AGM in November. He is the first second generation Irish person to hold the position of Chair. Here, he reflects on 2018.
2018 has seen us organise, co organise, stage and participate in high profile events and projects.
Following a resolution at the 2017 Irish in Britain Conference. London Irish LGBT Network and Irish in Britain organised a conference on LGBT Equality in Ireland Past and Present.
The conference was high profile, cutting edge and drew a broad range of civil society organisations. In attendance was the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Ambassador O’Neil. The conference was addressed by the Openly Gay Irish born Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan, Sinn Fein MP and Assembly Member Chris Hazard, Labour MP for St Helens Connor Mc Ginn, Clair Moore from the Northern Ireland Love Equality Campaign, and Professor Daniel Monk a founder of Birkbeck Institute of Sexuality and Gender.
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