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Intersectionality event attracts people from across Brighton and Hove

The Argus: Intersectionality event attracts people from across Brighton and Hove Intersectionality event attracts people from across Brighton and Hove

Scores of people gathered for an LGBT event that explored intersectionality.

The second LGBT Children, Young People and Families Day welcomed more than 80 people to its annual meeting on Tuesday as part of LGBT History Month.

The event featured an LGBT tea party at the Friends’ Meeting House in Ship Street, Brighton, and a conference on ‘exploring intersectionality’.

The conference aimed to educate and celebrate our  “complex and diverse identities and the connections between them” and included a speech from Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion.

Organisers behind the day, the Allsorts Youth Project, hope the event will catch national attention next year.

Allsorts supports young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure of their sexuality or gender. For more information visit www.allsortsyouth.org.uk.


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6:59am Fri 7 Feb 14

qm says...

"intersectionality"?


If anyone is trying to spread a message of any sort, it might be a good idea to start by using the English language to do so!
"intersectionality"? If anyone is trying to spread a message of any sort, it might be a good idea to start by using the English language to do so! qm
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9:01am Fri 7 Feb 14

Crystal Ball says...

Why highlight "intersectionality" when they want to be accepted in the mainstream?
Why highlight "intersectionality" when they want to be accepted in the mainstream? Crystal Ball
  • Score: -1

9:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

The event featured an LGBT tea party at the Friends’ Meeting House in Ship Street, Brighton, and a conference on ‘exploring intersectionality’
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Liptons' Green/Black Tea ?
The event featured an LGBT tea party at the Friends’ Meeting House in Ship Street, Brighton, and a conference on ‘exploring intersectionality’ . Liptons' Green/Black Tea ? All 9 of me
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12:25pm Fri 7 Feb 14

ThinkBrighton says...

intersectionality what a stupid title, Alsorts is a good name, perhaps if they decide to include other minority groups they could call themselves Liquorice
Alsorts and compete with intersectionality for a weird title
intersectionality what a stupid title, Alsorts is a good name, perhaps if they decide to include other minority groups they could call themselves Liquorice Alsorts and compete with intersectionality for a weird title ThinkBrighton
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10:17am Mon 10 Feb 14

aoife303 says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
Why highlight "intersectional
ity" when they want to be accepted in the mainstream?
That's not what intersectionality means. Intersectionality is about understanding that everybody has multiple parts to their identity - race, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, nationality etc. Intersectionality is about recognising that we cannot be pinned down as one identity, even if it is one that means we are oppressed. It is about all people who suffer discrimination and lack of power joining up, rather than campaigning in separate groups, because it recognises that somebody might be both black and gay, or disabled and trans*, so issues of each discrimination matter, and can even be compounded.
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: Why highlight "intersectional ity" when they want to be accepted in the mainstream?[/p][/quote]That's not what intersectionality means. Intersectionality is about understanding that everybody has multiple parts to their identity - race, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, nationality etc. Intersectionality is about recognising that we cannot be pinned down as one identity, even if it is one that means we are oppressed. It is about all people who suffer discrimination and lack of power joining up, rather than campaigning in separate groups, because it recognises that somebody might be both black and gay, or disabled and trans*, so issues of each discrimination matter, and can even be compounded. aoife303
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