Human rights and social justice campaigner Peter Tatchell is the key note speaker at a special conference organised by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service for Brighton Pride.
The “We don’t talk about that” conference takes place on Friday 1 August in the City.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Gary Ferrand said:
“East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has a long history of supporting Brighton Pride. We always take part in the parade and can be found at the Park helping give fire safety advice as well as having fun.
This year we wanted to do something extra and look at a specific issue in detail. Our conference is an opportunity to openly discuss the issues facing the Asian LGBT and the Trans communities. We have speakers who will share their personal experiences and expertise in this area.
We are pleased that Peter Tatchell has accepted our invitation to speak at the event and would encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more about the event to get in touch.”
Peter Tatchell said: "Congratulations to the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and the Asian Fire Service Association for organising this timely, valuable conference. Very commendably, it addresses specific and often neglected issues."
"My talk will suggest equality and diversity lessons in schools, as a way of tackling racism, homophobia and all forms of prejudice, to create an inclusive, compassionate society."
The day will include a selection of afternoon workshops and networking opportunities.
Trans and Asian LGBT Conference
Brighton Thistle Hotel
Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS
Friday 1st August 2014
09:30 - 16:30
Places are limited, to register, please contact: Pride@esfrs.org
More information can be found at: www.esfrs.org/equality/pride2014.shtml