Jonathan Leslie, husband, Dundee law graduate, and church goer, passed away in 2020 at home in Stonehaven. Jonathan took his own life following intense homophobic harassment leaving family and friends bereft.
What can we learn from his tragic passing? While much has improved for many LGBT+ people in Scotland in past decades, much more still needs to be done. What can we do to ensure that Scotland is a welcoming, supportive, equal place and that we all get the acceptance, respect, and love we deserve?
Jonathan's husband, Edward, will share memories of Jonathan. The University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to challenging homophobia will be shared by Professor Wendy Alexander, vice principal for Internationalisation and Dr Sarah Hendry, Head of the School of Law. We'll be hosted by Brian Dempsey (he/him), lecturer in law and long-time activist and researcher in LGBTQI+ history.
All LGBT+ people, friends and allies are welcome. There will be time for short contributions and questions.