What makes life ‘liveable’ for LGBTQ people in Brighton?
Liveable Lives project workshop (Brighton)
Sat 22nd November 11am-4pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
The Liveable Lives project is exploring what 'Liveable Lives' means to people who come under the LGBTQ grouping (including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people) and how this might be powerful in seeking positive social change for LGBTQ people beyond the equalities agenda.
Join us on Sat 22d November at the first of a series of interactive workshops with LGBTQ people in India and the UK that will explore what makes our lives ‘liveable’ rather than just ‘bearable’, so that life feels like living, not just surviving. This ground-breaking research will gather stories and experiences of everyday life as an LGBTQ person through activities like drawing a map of where your life feels more or less liveable; making a collage to visualise the challenges to living your life; or expressing your ideas through writing. If you prefer to talk, you can join in with discussion groups, or you could do a one-to-one interview with a researcher. Also, if you’d like to stay involved in the project after the workshop, you’ll also be able to take part through your mobile phone using our quick and easy web-based app!
Each personal perspective is vital to shaping the project findings. Sharing your insights could mean that thinking about LGBTQ people will include understandings of people like you, and will communicate your ideas and concerns rather than trying to speak 'for' you as an LGBTQ person.
The workshop will be held at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF on Saturday 22nd November. You can drop in any time from 11am to 4pm, and come and go as suits you throughout the day. There will be food and drinks available to keep you going! The venue is wheelchair accessible. Feel free to contact us to discuss any other access issues. Please bring along partners, friends, and share the invite with your networks.
If you are interested in taking part, you can sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/Kmj2IOK5ww. This will help us plan for the numbers who wish to attend and let us contact you with further details about the event. Alternatively, you can contact us via Facebook or Twitter (@liveablelives) or by emailing Nick McGlynn. You can also keep up-to-date with the project by following us on social media. It would be great to hear from you before, during or after the workshop, so pleas