LGB Alliance Conference 21 Oct

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Timefortea4 Thu 14-Oct-21 20:16:39

Hi all I can't see a thread about this conference next week in London (QEII). Lots of great speakers including Maya introducing Allison Bailey! Is anyone going? I'm considering going to some of it. Any idea if there will be protestors outside? My (elderly) mum is going.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgb-alliance-conference-2021-tickets-91338290285

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EmbarrassingHadrosaurus Thu 14-Oct-21 21:34:14

Oh I wish - that looks good.

I wouldn't be surprised if there were protestors given the styling of LGBA as a contentious organisation by those controversial bodies that are opposed to support for LGB people.

lankyesme Thu 14-Oct-21 21:37:22

I'm going. Really looking forward to the fab speakers. Maybe a big tricky but there will be police as is private property.

OhHolyJesus Thu 14-Oct-21 22:09:44

I so wish I could go to this, and to Filia. I never get to have any fun!

There will be protesters, masked ones I suspect so they can't be identified (original definition of the word) but they will no doubt be wearing clothes that tell us how they identify.

There's a joke in there somewhere.

Carpetssss Thu 14-Oct-21 23:18:55

I'm going and am really looking forward to it, there are excellent speakers booked including the lovely Dr Az Hakeem. It looks like it will be a really interesting day and I think it's important to support the LGB Alliance because of all the lies being told about them including by the shadow equalities minister.

From what I saw on Twitter the layabout protesters aren't planning to rock up until lunchtime so if we get there for the morning session we should manage to avoid them!

Olderbadger1 Fri 15-Oct-21 00:43:38

The line-up is knockout. Almost everyone you ever wanted to listen to and some more that you didn't realise you wanted to listen to. It'll be well worth the ticket price...

PamDenick Fri 15-Oct-21 00:46:00

I retesting. Will try and get tickets.

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EmbarrassingHadrosaurus Fri 15-Oct-21 04:07:20

It looks like it will be a really interesting day and I think it's important to support the LGB Alliance because of all the lies being told about them including by the shadow equalities minister.

The Nolan Podcast revelation about Ofcom and Stonewall makes this all the more important.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4373828-14th-October-Nolan-Investigates-podcast-Stonewall?msgid=111629942

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58917227

Cwenthryth Fri 15-Oct-21 06:29:32

I have a ticket but will only be able to make the afternoon now, I was very happy to buy a ticket to support LGBA and hope to make it for the afternoon session to offer physical presence support as well.

They’ve pulled an absolute blinder with the venue, and how fantastic they’re not keeping it secret until the day like so many women’s groups have to. Let the protesters come and voice their opposition to the only organisation in the U.K. exclusively focused on the rights and needs of same-sex attracted people, see how the optics on that work out. I expect it’s the most heavily policed location in London, they’re used to all sorts of batshit protesters turning up daily outside Parliament anyway, they’ll know what is going on, I am not too worried about running the gauntlet for this one.

KittenKong Fri 15-Oct-21 07:38:11

Looks like the rainbow gang are trying to drum up a protest outside (it’s next to parliament so hopefully the police won’t stand for any nonsense) but just be aware if you are heading there. You don’t want a beer can thrown at you...

Ereshkigalangcleg Fri 15-Oct-21 07:41:49

Yes I went to the FPFW and WPUK sports event in the same venue a couple of years ago. I've also been there several times for work conferences. It's a great venue.

FloralBunting Fri 15-Oct-21 09:06:17

Looking forward to it!

thinkingaboutLangCleg Fri 15-Oct-21 09:19:49

Cheers to your Mum, Op! Best wishes to her and all LGB people who attend the conference.

Timefortea4 Fri 15-Oct-21 11:59:02

Right I've booked a ticket. So excited! Would be great to meet up with other Mumsnetters there. I'm particularly interested in talking to anyone who works in the civil service. I'll be there from lunchtime.

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EmbarrassingHadrosaurus Fri 15-Oct-21 12:02:15

Ereshkigalangcleg

Yes I went to the FPFW and WPUK sports event in the same venue a couple of years ago. I've also been there several times for work conferences. It's a great venue.

For WPUK I was in the row between the front row Daley Thompson and, behind me, Selina Todd. [fans self]

NonnyMouse1337 Wed 20-Oct-21 08:00:17

To those who are attending this tomorrow, please tell us ALL about it! The programme looks excellent. smile

FloralBunting Wed 20-Oct-21 08:21:03

On my way down today. Will let you know how it goes!

OperationDessertStorm Wed 20-Oct-21 08:27:42

FOMO sad

(feminist overseas missing out)

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 20-Oct-21 08:28:50

It sounds marvellous! Hope it goes well.

NonnyMouse1337 Wed 20-Oct-21 08:34:15

OperationDessertStorm

FOMO sad

(feminist overseas missing out)

OperationDessertStorm I live in Scotland and I feel like I'm missing out!

P.S. love your username. I was in Kuwait during the actual Operation Desert Storm.

EmpressaurusWitchDoesntBurn Wed 20-Oct-21 08:35:27

Security’s always excellent at the QEII centre, they’re more than used to dealing with protesters!

Shedbuilder Wed 20-Oct-21 09:19:47

Wish I could be there but I'm experiencing too busy a time at work to come along.

OperationDessertStorm Wed 20-Oct-21 11:32:50

Nonny that sounds infinitely more exciting than me shoving cake in my face!

Articus Wed 20-Oct-21 13:15:15

I wish I could have join!

vivariumvivariumsvivaria Wed 20-Oct-21 21:24:42

With you in spirit.

And jealous.

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