COVID-19 has impacted everyone across the globe, but we have seen that it is not impacting everyone in the same way. We know from EU studies that the LGBT+ community has been impacted in greater ways, both economically and around physical and mental wellbeing. Their study has also shown that the trans and non-binary community have suffered even more negative effects. We have also seen the roll back (or threatened roll back) of legal rights and protections for trans and non-binary people in the UK, Europe and across the globe. This whole situation is unfolding against a backdrop of discriminatory views and negative attacks in the UK press and on social media.
Please join us for a special event from the InterLaw Diversity Forum in collaboration with our partners at Global Butterflies, the leading experts on trans and non-binary issues in the workplace. We have assembled a panel of trans and non-binary talent from the legal sector and the world of business.
We will be discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trans & non-binary community and its impact on Pride season. We will also explore the importance of allies (from inside and outside the LGBT+ community) and what steps they can take to support, especially in the face of possible negative UK law changes.
Emma Cusdin (She/Her), Director, Global Butterflies; People Director, Avia (Former)
Theresa Farrenson (They/Them), Customer Experience and Integration Lead, Aon
Rachel Reese (She/Her), CEO, Global Butterflies
Luke Williamson (He/him), Law Lecturer and Solicitor, BPP
Daniel Winterfeldt (He/Him), Founder & Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum; Partner, Reed Smith
Thanks to our virtual host the SRA for supporting this webinar.