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Our Scottish LGBT Story: When we were young

In celebration of LGBT History Month's theme of “When We Were Young”, LGBTI networking organisations, Out in Edinburgh and SWAN LGBT Networking are joining forces with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)'s LGBT network group Inside Out to host an event on Thursday 15th February.

We'll be reflecting on thirty years since Section 28/Section 2 and nearly 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Scotland. It's all too easy to forget how unpleasant the atmosphere was for LGBT people. For the younger generation it can be hard to believe just how it was back then. We've got speakers from Scottish Trans Alliance and Our Story Scotland, amongst others. Come and listen to their reminiscences, take part in the question and answer session and enjoy networking in a safe and inclusive environment with drinks and light snacks available.

18:15 for 18:30 start. Networking from 19:30.

  • Date & time

    • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • 18:15 to 20:30
  • Where

    • FCA - Financial Conduct Authority
      127 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG
  • Tickets

    FREE event. Register on Eventbrite.

  • More information

    • Out in Edinburgh

      We're a LGBT network of networks and individuals for Edinburgh and the surrounding area. We hold bi-monthly events offering an opportunity in an informal, professional environment to meet and discuss a wide range of topics. We explore what it is like being LGBTI in various different industries, in life and open up wider conversations and discussions. Our most recent event was App Culture, being LGBTI in the digital age.

      Financial Conduct Authority

      The work of the FCA touches almost every UK resident’s daily life and the lives of millions who rely on UK markets. We make thousands of judgments every day. It’s vital that our people reflect the society that we serve and we bring diverse attitudes and opinions to our judgments. We're creating a diverse and inclusive place to work where people can come into the office each day knowing they can be themselves. This is an important part of life at the FCA as we know our differences make us strong.

      Our LGBT+ Network InsideOut has a clear objective to foster an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans employees have the confidence and support to completely be themselves at work.

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